12 months
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38466 USD/year
38466 USD/year
17154 USD/year
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About

The Geochemistry program of Colorado School of Mines prepares graduates to take the next step in their careers with an interdisciplinary structure and two subprograms. The program offers a certificate, professional master’s non-thesis and master’s thesis option.

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Overview

There is a wealth of information contained in the liquids, gases and mineral deposits found in the Earth, all with a wide array of industrial and scientific research applications. With employment expected to grow faster than average over the next decade, the demand for qualified, dedicated professionals will follow.

The Geochemistry program of Colorado School of Mines teaches students about the chemical evolution of the Earth’s crust and mantle, geochemistry of energy and mineral resources, chemical mineralogy and more. The environmental biogeochemistry degree track focuses on the coupled chemical and biological processes of the Earth’s biosphere and the changes caused by human activities.

No matter the path, Mines graduates will be well-suited to be leaders in this field and build a successful career.

The program offers a certificate, professional master’s non-thesis and master’s thesis option.

Career Types

  • Exploration geochemist
  • Hydrogeologist
  • Geochemistry analyst
  • Petroleum geologist
  • Mining geologist

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Methods in Geochemistry 
  • Principles of Environmental Chemistry
  • Geochemistry Thermodynamics and Kinetics
  • Clay Characterization
  • Numerical Modeling of Geochemical Systems

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Certificate 

  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV) 
  • Statement of Purpose: Not Required. Suggested if GPA is less than 3.0/4.0
  • Transcript(s): Required. Must be submitted for all schools attended (unofficial transcripts accepted for admissions review and must show successful completion of any required prerequisite course(s). 
Professional Master’s Non-thesis
  • Bachelor’s Degree 
  • Letters of Recommendation: Required – two letters. Only one letter of recommendation is required for current Mines students or Mines alumni.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV) 
  • Statement of Purpose 
  • Transcript(s) 
Master’s Thesis
  • Bachelor’s Degree 
  • Letters of Recommendation: Required – three letters.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV) 
  • Statement of Purpose 
  • Transcript(s): Required. Must be submitted for all schools attended (unofficial transcripts accepted for admissions review and must show successful completion of any required prerequisite course(s).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    38466 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 38466 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    38466 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 38466 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • In-State

    17154 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17154 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Golden

950 - 1350 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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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