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Program/Degree
Mining Geological/Geophysical Engineering (MS)  
Program Description

Master of Science (MS) Program

The M.S. is intended for students who want to study in a specialized area and to work closely with a faculty member on a unique research topic and complete an independent research project. The M.S. degree is the ideal entry point into a Ph.D. program. Students planning to pursue a Ph.D. are strongly encouraged to pursue the M.S. option.  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.

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

 
Department/Academic Unit(s)

Mining & Geologicl Engineering -

 
College
College of Engineering  
Campus where offered
Main Campus - Tucson  
Contacts
Admissions Contact
Sherri E Raskin
520-621-6063
Graduate Program Coordinator
Sherri E Raskin
520-621-6063
Director of Graduate Studies
John M Kemeny
520-621-4448
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Christina M Inocencio
520-621-3484
 
Tuition and Fees
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Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

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:

  • Twelve or more graded units obtained as a graduate student.
  • Applicant's undergraduate record comprised of their most recent 60 graded units OR
  • A combination of the last 60 units of undergraduate and graduate coursework (2 year, full-time equivalent for non-US or non-semester type credit hours) when fewer than twelve units of graduate coursework have been completed
  • On very rare and exceptional circumstances will a student be accepted through the graduate college 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 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:

  • Personal Statement
  • Resume
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Unofficial transcripts from ALL universities/colleges attended (Official transcripts will be required once admitted)
  • GRE Scores
  • TOEFL Scores (For international applicants only)

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.

 
Standardized Tests

Minimum Admission Requirements:

  • GRE: There are no minimum cutoff scores. However, applicants should strive to have scores in the 85th percentile.
  • TOEFL: 550-paper based (PB) or 79-internet based (iBT) or IELTS-composite score of 7 (no subject area below 6).  (FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS  ONLY)
 
Financial Aid

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/.

 
Admissions Deadlines

Admission Deadline

  • January 15th to be eligible for first consideration of Teaching/Research Assistantships, Fellowship/scholarship or other funding. If you apply after the deadline you will still be considered for funding, if funding still remains.
  • April 30th is the final deadline for International Students for Fall admission
  • July 15th is the final deadline for Domestic Students for Fall admission

We do not accept applications for the Spring semester.

 
International Conditional Admission
International applicants may be considered for conditional admission to this program at the department's discretion.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832
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.

Degree Specifics

Degree Requirements

Master of Science – 30 units (includes 1-6 thesis units)

  • Each student should satisfy the following requirements in completing his or her 30 units for the master's study program:
    • At least 18 units must be in courses for which A or B grades are given
    • At least 15 units must be in the student's major area as defined by the program committee
  • Students in the MS degree program are required to register for and participate in the graduate seminar (MNE or GEN 696a) each semester they are in residence. One unit of seminar credit is applied toward the program of study.
  • It is recommended that students take at least 9 units of course work in the MGE Department not including thesis or report units.
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 must be satisfied prior to applying to the program.

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.

 
Minor Requirements
The Academic Unit has not provided this information. 
Student Handbook
http://www.mge.arizona.edu/sites/default/files/mge-graduate-handbook_2015.pdf  
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Last revised 08 Nov 2016