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Thank you for your interest in the MS in mining, geological and geophysical engineering degree or PhD in mining, geological and geophysical engineering degree at the University of Arizona.
Your application will be considered once you have submitted all required documentation. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed and will be automatically denied.
We look for an academic background that includes three semesters of calculus (differential equations required for some areas of emphasis), one or two semesters of physics (depending on the emphasis area), statics (strength of materials and mechanics of fluids required for some areas of emphasis), and a basic understanding of geologic principles.
A minimum grade-point average of 3.00 based on a 4.00 scale is required for admission to the UA Graduate College. Applicant GPA is based on:
On very rare and exceptional circumstances will a student be accepted with a GPA below a 3.0. Prospective students holding a comparable bachelor's degree but not meeting the minimum 3.0 GPA requirement may still be eligible for admission as a graduate non-degree-seeking student.
Students who do not meet the GPA requirement with their undergraduate coursework may choose to enroll in graduate nondegree status. If a student completes twelve full-semester units of 500-level or higher coursework with a minimum 3.00 GPA, they are eligible to apply to a degree program.
Once a student has received twelve or more graduate units, the graduate GPA will be the only GPA used to finalize admission. Individual departments may still consider all coursework when making recommendation decisions for admission to a particular degree program.
Up to twelve non-degree-status units may be transferred into a graduate degree program, with the approval of the program and the Graduate College Degree Certification office.
See the Graduate College website for more information on GPA requirements.
The GRE institution code for the University of Arizona is 4832. Other acceptable GRE institution codes are 1606 (UA geological/geophysical engineering) and 1607 (UA mining and mineral engineering).