Doctoral (PhD) Program
The doctoral program is designed to prepare a professional engineer for senior responsibility in industry, research, or teaching. The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to devise and execute a program of study and research, which makes a fundamentally new contribution to the chosen field. The most important aspect of the doctoral program is the dissertation, which is the evidence of this fundamental contribution. The student should be prepared for an often lengthy and certainly very demanding period of study beyond the master’s degree. The Ph.D. dissertation must disclose:
(1) The development of new techniques, principles, or theories;
(2) The use of old established techniques, principles, or theories in a new and/or unique manner; and/or
(3) The use of new information and the discovery of new findings if it is described in terms of an original model or process.
(4) It should also lead to at least one significant paper published in a reviewed journal at the discretion of the advisor and program committee.
A collection of facts and information, no matter how carefully organized or described, does not by itself constitute a Ph.D. dissertation. A Ph.D. dissertation research program will often make use of the contributions from a faculty advisor and others, but it should be clear exactly what creative contribution the Ph.D. candidate has made to the research.
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:
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.
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.
Have your GRE scores sent to 1606 Geological/Geophysical Engineering,1607 Mining and Mineral Engineering, or the University of Arizona, use institution code 4832.
PhD – 36 units (includes 12 units in minor) and 18 dissertation units (not counted for major/minor)
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. Additionally, all applicants MUST meet the minimum GPA requirement of 3.00.
|Application Acceptance Rate||50%|
|Med. Time-to-degree (years)||3.50|
|Enrollment Percent Male||72%|
|Enrollment Percent Female||28%|
|Enrollment Percent International||68%|
|Enrollment Percent URM||4%|