12 months
33600 USD/year
33600 USD/year
13400 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Mining Geological - Geophysical Engineering program from University of Arizona is intended for students who want to study in a specialized area and to work closely with a faculty member on a unique research topic and complete an independent research project. 

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Key Features

The Mining Geological - Geophysical Engineering program from University of Arizona is the ideal entry point into a Ph.D. program. Students planning to pursue a Ph.D. are strongly encouraged to pursue the M.S. option.  The degree is 30 units including 6 units of thesis credit.  Students are required to give one seminar or present a paper at a professional conference.

Upon completion of a M.S. degree, the graduate will be able to:

  • Possess a thorough knowledge of engineering principles in subdisciplines related to the department
  • Possess a basic knowledge of business and/or socio-economic principles that impact the profession
  • Have a sufficient mathematical and computer background to formulate and solve practical problems in the discipline
  • Access, analyze, and utilize available information from a variety of sources
  • Use competencies associated with critical thinking and problem solving
  • Demonstrate the ability to formulate and conduct a research project
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate the results of a research project both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrate the ability to influence others
  • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively on a team
  • Demonstrate life-long learning skills

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mine Examination & Valuation
  • Mineral Processing
  • Geomechanics
  • Equipment Operations Technology
  • Hydrometallurgy
  • Underground Construction Geomechanics
  • Solution Mining

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Twelve or more graded units obtained as a graduate student.
  • Applicant's undergraduate record comprised of their most recent 60 graded units OR
  • A combination of the last 60 units of undergraduate and graduate coursework (2 year, full-time equivalent for non-US or non-semester type credit hours) when fewer than twelve units of graduate coursework have been completed
  • On very rare and exceptional circumstances will a student be accepted through the graduate college with a GPA below a 3.0
  • Prospective students holding a comparable bachelor's degree but not meeting the minimum 3.0 GPA requirement may still be eligible for admission as a Graduate Non-Degree seeking student.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    13400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13400 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Tucson

830 - 1140 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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