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You might be surprised to realize that most graduate students in MGE do not have undergraduate degrees in mining or geological engineering. The breadth of the fields we work in accommodate students from a wide range of backgrounds.
Acceptance is competitive, and we admit students we believe are dedicated to furthering their education, making a contribution to the profession and meeting the high academic standards of the University of Arizona.
The department is active in research in the areas of:
Students interested in health and safety careers can pursue dual master's degrees in mining and geological engineering and public health. For business-minded mining students, the Eller College of Management offers a dual-degree program in which students can receive an MBA and a MEng degree.
All master-level degrees require 30 units. The doctoral degree requires 66 units. The graduate certificate programs require 15 units.
Many of our graduate programs can be completed online. Visit online.engineering.arizona.edu to learn more.
The background coursework we look for includes three semesters of calculus (some emphasis areas require differential equations), one or two semesters of physics (depending on the emphasis area), statics (some emphasis areas require strength of materials and mechanics of fluids) and a basic understanding of geologic principles.
All graduate students must adhere to the policies described in the department's Graduate Handbook (PDF).