Mining Engineering, M.Sc. | Michigan Technological University | Houghton, United States
12 months
26505 USD/year
26505 USD/year
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Departmental research activities in the Mining Engineering program of Michigan Technological University span from fundamental and precise laboratory studies of rocks and minerals to field studies in remote and rugged locations to high-performance computing (including machine learning and data visualization).


Who you'll work with

The faculty of the Mining Engineering program of Michigan Technological University are as diverse as their specialties. Join Greg Waite as he studies seismic source mechanisms of tectonic and volcanic earthquakes, or Simon Carn as he uses satellite measurements to constrain global volcanic SO2 production and emissions from individual volcanoes.

Where you'll work

Department laboratories are equipped and operated to support the field and modeling studies including seismic petrophysics, rock and mineral preparation and visualization, environmental magnetism, aquatic optics and remote sensing, and geo-hazard and geo-resource characterization. The Computational Research Center, housed at the Great Lakes Research Center on campus, is home to the region's most powerful supercomputer "Superior".

In addition to potential study sites world-wide, mining is experiencing a resurgence in Michigan's Western Upper Peninsula. New technologies and higher prices for metals are prompting international mining companies to explore for and develop prospects that were previously technologically and economically infeasible. Future graduate studies in mining engineering will focus on advancing new technologies and safe and environmentally responsible mining practices.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Environmental Geophysics
  • Advanced Natural Hazards
  • Volcano Seismology
  • Advanced Geoinformatics
  • Advanced Earthquake Seismology
  • Advanced Reflection Seismology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Apply at least a semester in advance of projected admission to improve your chances of receiving funding.


30 SCH


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 3 Letters of Recommendation (only 1 required for Michigan Tech undergrads)
  • Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale
  • GRE not required
  • TOEFL: Required Score of 79 iBT
  • IELTS: Required Overall Band Score of 6.5

Tuition Fee

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    26505 USD/year
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Living costs for Houghton

1000 - 1500 USD /month
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