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.
- Advanced Environmental Geophysics
- Advanced Natural Hazards
- Volcano Seismology
- Advanced Geoinformatics
- Advanced Earthquake Seismology
- Advanced Reflection Seismology
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- Apply at least a semester in advance of projected admission to improve your chances of receiving funding.
DisciplinesGeology General Engineering & Technology Mining, Oil & Gas View 278 other Masters in Geology in United States
- 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
International26505 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 26505 USD per year during 12 months.
National26505 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 26505 USD per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Houghton
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