• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
The Mining Geological - Geophysical Engineering program at University of Arizona 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.
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Content

The most important aspect of the doctoral program is the dissertation, which is the evidence of this fundamental contribution. The student of the  Mining Geological - Geophysical Engineering program at University of Arizona   should be prepared for an often lengthy and certainly very demanding period of study beyond the master’s degree. 

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    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.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

The Ph.D. dissertation must disclose:

  • The development of new techniques, principles, or theories;
  • The use of old established techniques, principles, or theories in a new and/or unique manner; and/or
  • The use of new information and the discovery of new findings if it is described in terms of an original model or process.
  • It should also lead to at least one significant paper published in a reviewed journal at the discretion of the advisor and program committee.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    Schedule GRE®

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • A minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00 based on a 4.00 scale, is required for admission to the Graduate College. 
  • 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)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20126 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10063 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    20126 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10063 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    11938 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5969 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Tucson

  • 830 - 1140 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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