Graduate Certificates

Student wearing headlamp and coveralls in mineThe University of Arizona department of mining and geological engineering offers four graduate professional certificates in mining, both on-campus and online through UA Online Engineering:

  • Graduate Certificate in Geomechanics/Rock Mechanics
  • Graduate Certificate in Mining Occupational Safety and Health
  • Graduate Certificate in Mine Production and Information Technology
  • Graduate Certificate in Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy

These certificates provide intensive courses of study with a focused, in-depth curriculum that can be completed in only one year, even while working full-time. 


On-Campus Certificates: Please apply online through the UA Graduate College.
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Online Certificates: Please apply online through UA Online Engineering.
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Admissions Requirements

Required Materials

  • Unofficial transcripts from all universities or colleges attended (official transcripts will be required upon admittance)
  • Resume
  • TOEFL scores (international applicants only)

Standardized Tests

  • TOEFL (international applicants only): minimum 550 on paper-based, or PB, test; OR minimum 79 on internet-based, or iBT, test
  • IELTS (international applicants only): minimum composite score of 7, with no subject area below 6

Financial Aid

Department funding is not available for certificate programs.

For information about student loans, Pell Grants and assistance through the University, please see the UA Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid.

Admissions Deadlines

  • Fall: July 15
  • Spring: Nov. 15

International applicants, please note that the University of Arizona will not issue an I-20 for certificate programs of study.

International Conditional Admittance

International applicants may be considered for conditional admission to these programs at the department's discretion.


If you have further questions that are not addressed by our  Frequently Asked Questions page, please email

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