12 months
38466 USD/year
38466 USD/year
17154 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Environmental Geochemistry program at Colorado School of Mines is intended to provide: (1) an opportunity for Mines undergraduates to obtain, as part of a fifth year of study, a master’s in addition to the bachelor’s degree; and (2) additional education for working professionals in the area of geochemistry as it applies to problems relating to the environment.

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The Environmental Geochemistry program at Colorado School of Mines is a non-thesis master’s degree program administered by the Geochemistry program, and may be completed as part of a combined degree program by individuals already matriculated as undergraduate students at Mines, or by individuals already holding undergraduate or advanced degrees and who are interested in a graduate program that does not have the traditional research requirement. The program consists primarily of coursework in geochemistry and allied fields, with an emphasis on environmental applications. No research is required though the program does allow for independent study, professional development, internship and cooperative experience.


Each entering student will have an entrance interview with members of the Geochemistry faculty. Each department recognizes that entering students may not be proficient in both areas. A placement examination in geology and/or chemistry may be required upon the discretion of the interviewing faculty. If a placement examination is given, the results may be used to establish deficiency requirements. Credit toward a graduate degree will not be granted for courses taken to fulfill deficiencies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Environmental Chemistry
  • Aqueous Geochemistry
  • Mineralogy and Crystal Chemistry
  • Hydrothermal Geochemistry
  • Geochemical Thermodynamics and Kinetics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A candidate for an MS or PhD in the EBGC degree track should have an undergraduate science or engineering degree with coursework including multivariable calculus, two semesters each of physics and chemistry, and one semester each of biology and earth science. Applicants who do not fulfill these requirements may still be admitted, but will need to undergo an entrance interview to establish deficiency requirements. Credit toward a graduate degree will not be given for undergraduate courses taken to fulfill deficiencies.

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.


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