Master of Science (MS) Program
Upon completion of a M.S. degree, the graduate will be able to:
Possess a thorough knowledge of engineering principles in subdisciplines related to the department
Possess a basic knowledge of business and/or socio-economic principles that impact the profession
Have a sufficient mathematical and computer background to formulate and solve practical problems in the discipline
Access, analyze, and utilize available information from a variety of sources
Use competencies associated with critical thinking and problem solving
Demonstrate the ability to formulate and conduct a research project
Demonstrate the ability to communicate the results of a research project both orally and in writing
Demonstrate the ability to influence others
Demonstrate the ability to work effectively on a team
Demonstrate life-long learning skills
Possess an awareness of ethics in engineering research
Demonstrate a commitment to the advancement of the profession
Be able to assess and present an engineering problem and solution in relation to societal issues
The University of Arizona has one of the top mining engineering programs in the world, starting with:
UA Mining and Geological Engineering faculty and graduates, many of whom rise to leadership positions, are a big part of the global mining community. The world relies on mineral resource development, and MGE faculty and alumni play key roles in ensuring safe and sustainable extraction of the important materials we all need for everyday life.
The University of Arizona is the place of choice for students looking to make a career of mining engineering. Arizona is the home to some of the biggest mines in the world. And international companies such as Caterpillar, Hexagon Mining and Freeport-MacMoRan are headquartered in Tucson.
Our graduate students are industrious, entrepreneurial, forward-thinking individuals with a deep understanding of the need to preserve the earth’s resources and protect the environment for generations to come.
College of Engineering
University of Arizona - Main - Tucson
Thank you for your interest in The University of Arizona College of Engineering. Your application will be considered once you have submitted all required documentation. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed and will be automatically denied. Please be aware of the Graduate college GPA Requirements:
Grade Point Average Requirements:
Applicants who apply for admission to the Graduate College are evaluated on the individual merits of their academic achievements and scholarly potential to complete graduate-level coursework and curriculum requirements. A minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00 based on a 4.00 scale, is required for admission to the Graduate College. Calculation of the GPA is based on the following:
Students who DO NOT meet the minimum 3.0 GPA requirement with their undergraduate coursework may choose to satisfy their Graduate College minimum GPA requirement while in graduate Non-Degree Status. Students who complete 12 semester units of non-degree graded (A,B,C) 500 level or higher coursework with a minimum grade-point average of 3.00 are eligible to apply to a degree program. Once students have received 12 or more graduate units, the graduate GPA will be the only GPA the Graduate College will use to finalize admission. Individual programs may still consider all coursework when making recommendation decisions for a particular degree program. Students may transfer up to twelve Non-Degree status units into their desired degree program with the approval of their program and the Graduate College Degree Certification office. For more information on the Graduate College GPA Requirements please visit their website at www.grad.arizona.edu
Required Materials for Graduate Application:
Minimum Admission Requirements:
The Mining & Geological Engineering Department cannot guarantee that every admitted applicant will receive financial aid. If you are admitted into the Graduate program, you will discuss with your faculty advisor whether or not funding is available.
For further information about financial aid offered through the University as well as student loans and Pell grants please visit the webpage for the Office of Student Financial Aid at http://financialaid.arizona.edu/.
We do not accept applications for the Spring semester.
International applicants may be considered for conditional admission to this program at the department's discretion.
ETS Major Field Code(s) for this program:
Have your GRE scores sent to 1606 Geological/Geophysical Engineering,1607 Mining and Mineral Engineering, or the University of Arizona, use institution code 4832.
Master of Science – 30 units (includes 1-6 thesis units)
MNE 696A Research Seminar 1 unit
MNE 910 Thesis 6 units
MNE 530 Mine Examination & Valuation 3 units
MNE 511 Mineral Processing 3 units
MNE 527 Geomechanics 3 units
MNE 507 Equipment Operations Technology 3 units
MNE 565 Hydrometallurgy 3 units
MNE 547 Underground Construction Geomechanics 3 units
MNE 550 Solution Mining 3 units
Substituitions allowed with the consent of your Advisor.
The degree is 30 units including 6 units of thesis credit. Students are required to give one seminar or present a paper at a professional conference.
All work for the master's degree must be completed within a 6 year period to receive credit. This includes transfer course work from other institutions. Unless a waiver is granted by the Graduate College, course work taken more than 10 years before completion, will not be accepted toward the 24-unit coursework requirement for the master's degree. The department will request a time-limit waiver only under exceptional circumstances.
The program requires an undergraduate degree in an engineering discipline or a related science, health, or business discipline. Prerequisites in calculus, physics, chemistry, engineering science, and geology can be satisfied through our bridge course. See Additional Requirements for more information.
The student will choose thier elective coursework in consultation with thier Advisor.
Pre-requisites Needed for Graduate Admission: The background coursework we look for is 3 semesters of calculus (for some emphasis areas differential equations is required), 1-2 semesters of physics (depending on the emphasis area), statics (for some emphasis areas strength of materials and mechanics of fluids), and a basic understanding of geologic principles. For those entering Mining Engineering from another discipline, we have developed a course to cover these pre-requisites. This 'bridge course' may be a required to be taken in your first semester and will apply for up to 3 units on your plan of study.
Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.
|Application Acceptance Rate||66.67%|
|Med. Time-to-degree (years)||2.00|
|Enrollment Percent Male||83.33%|
|Enrollment Percent Female||16.67%|
|Enrollment Percent International||58.33%|
|Enrollment Percent URM||8.33%|