M.Sc. On Campus

Geological Engineering

University of North Dakota

24 months
25160 USD/year
18870 USD/year
12580 USD/year
Tuition fee
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A wealth of resources on campus. A lifetime of discoveries to follow. Be prepared for anything and everything with a Geological Engineering program from University of North Dakota.


Conduct geological engineering research in UND's state-of-the-art facilities. UND is home to the state's core library and the largest geoscience libraries in the Upper Midwest. The M.S. in geological engineering will prepare you to tackle challenges in petroleum and geothermal energy, mineral production, geoenvironmental concerns, and natural hazards.

Why Earn a Master's in Geological Engineering at University of North Dakota?

The graduate geological engineering program at the University of North Dakota provides access to the region's most comprehensive set geological samples.

Areas of geological research emphasis include:

  • Hydrogeology and environmental geology
  • Economic geology of petroleum, coal and mineral resources
  • Sedimentology, stratigraphy and paleontology
  • Geomorphology and glacial geology
  • Petrology and geochemistry
  • Geophysics and tectonics
  • Interdisciplinary geological projects involving several research areas, including: integrated basin analysis, surface mining and reclamation, and underground coal gasification

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Geology/Geological Engineering coursework
  • Other Engineering and Science coursework
  • Thesis
  • At least one-half of the credit hours must be at or above the 500-level.
  • A maximum of one-fourth of the credit hours required for the degree may be transferred from another institution.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH
  • 30 (thesis option)
  • 34 (non-thesis option)


On Campus

Academic requirements

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GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be admitted under "approved" status, the applicant must hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Engineering from an ABET accredited or equivalent program.
  • Applicants must submit a Graduate Record Examination General Test score if their B.S. degree is from a non-ABET accredited program. Other applicants are encouraged to submit GRE scores to support their application.
  • Applicants must have a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher.
  • Applicants must satisfy the School of Graduate Studies' English Language Proficiency requirements as published in the graduate catalog.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25160 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    18870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18870 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    12580 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12580 USD per year during 24 months.
  • Minnesota residents: 15,977.04 USD per year

Living costs for Grand Forks

1000 - 2180 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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