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Michigan Technological University

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Departmental research activities span from fundamental and precise laboratory studies of rocks and minerals to field studies in remote and rugged locations to high-performance computing of climate and natural hazards using remotely sensed data. 

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Overview

Faculty members are involved in domestic and international field studies including:

  • Characterizing the hydrology of melting glaciers in Alaska, Svalbard, and Nepal
  • Petrology of supervolcanoes in New Zealand and US
  • Landslide and flood hazards in El Salvador
  • Volcanic seismicity in Guatemala and Chile
  • Transport and observation of atmospheric pollutants in remote locations like Greenland and the Azores
  • Volcanic degassing in Indonesia and Costa Rica
  • Monitoring the water quality of lakes via Remote Sensing

Moreover, the field activities are coupled with advanced satellite and ground-based remote sensing work such as studying optical properties for water quality studies in Lake Superior and the Bering Sea. High-performance computers are used to study atmospheric-terrestrial interactions in the face of climate change and impacts of anthropogenic activities on climate. 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. In addition, some of our faculty members are conducting research from the Great Lakes Research Center.

Programme Structure

Fast Facts

  • Research funding averages nearly $3 million per year.
  • We offer a rare international perspective on geoscience through our INVOGE (International Geological Master's in Volcanology & Geotechniques) program, which offers broad-based training in volcanology and geotechniques as well as a year spent studying abroad in France or Italy.
  • Researchers in our Subsurface Visualization Lab help companies extract oil from abandoned or nearly abandoned fields, enhancing US energy independence.

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

30 credits alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

To be considered for admission to the Graduate School as a degree- or certificate-seeking student, you need to:

  • have a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution, and
  • be prepared for advanced study in your chosen field, as demonstrated by your previous degree and your scholastic record.
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  • A résumé / curriculum vitae
  • A writing sample
  • Prerequisite courses
  • A previous degree in a specified field

Tuition Fee

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    12825 USD/year
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    12825 USD/year
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Funding

The majority of financial assistance for graduate students at Michigan Tech comes from assistantships. An assistantship includes a stipend, and a proportional amount of tuition and academic fees for full-time enrollment. Assistantship duties are designed to enhance your graduate education experience and provide professional development opportunities.

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