M.Sc. On Campus

Geological Engineering

University of Utah

12 months
18590 USD/year
18590 USD/year
5260 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Utah is a highly ranked earth science department offering graduate degrees in three programs: Geology (M.S./Ph.D.), Geophysics (M.S./Ph.D.), and Geological Engineering (M.S./M.S.Eng./Ph.D.). 


The department will consider applicants to all programs who have previously completed either a bachelor’s or master’s degree in geoscience or a related field. Although completion of a master’s degree is not required for admission, competitive applicants to our Ph.D. program will be able to demonstrate previous research experience at the bachelor’s or master’s level.

Within the Geological Engineering department at the University of Utah, areas of research specialization include structural geology and tectonics, stable isotope geochemistry, metamorphic petrology, geochronology, stratigraphy, sedimentology, petroleum geology, paleontology, environmental geology, paleoclimatology, geothermics, ground water and surface water hydrology, igneous petrology, aqueous geochemistry, economic geology, exploration seismology, earthquake seismology, and electromagnetics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Solid Earth and Tectonic Process
  • Energy Geosciences
  • Surface and Hydrologic Processes
  • Isotopic Geochemistry & Biogeochemistry
  • Paleobiology & Evolution

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Academic Transcripts
  • Letters of Reference
  • CV or resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Payment
  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18590 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9295 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    18590 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9295 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    5260 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2630 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Salt Lake City

1000 - 1730 USD /month
Living costs

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


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