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The doctoral Mining Geological - Geophysical Engineering program from University of Arizona is designed to prepare a professional engineer for senior responsibility in industry, research, or teaching. 

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Key Features

University of Arizona mining and geological engineering grad 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. Grad students are developing extraction and processing methods, making mining safer and more efficient, converting mine waste into consumer products and advancing technology for mining operations.

UA mining and geological engineering grad programs provide a number of high-profile research opportunities in the following focus areas:

  • Geophysical sensing techniques
  • Mine health and safety
  • Mineral and chemical characterization
  • Mineral processing, geometallurgy and extractive metallurgy
  • Mine technology and automation
  • Rock strength, fracturing and excavation
  • Sustainable mining and development

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 Mining Geological - Geophysical Engineering program from University of Arizona 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.


Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Seminar         
  • Dissertation                                                                  
  • Mine Examination & Valuation                                      
  • Mineral Processing                                                      
  • Geomechanics   
  • Equipment Operations Technology 
  • Hydrometallurgy  
  • Underground Construction Geomechanics  
  • Solution Mining      
  • Mine Ventilation   

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66 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33600 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year
  • National

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year
  • In-State

    13400 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 13400 USD per year

Living costs for Mexico City

9624 - 15741 MXN /month
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