Master of Engineering in Mining and Geological Engineering

A student in a drilling competition on campusThe Master of Engineering in mining and geological engineering, or MEng degree, is available both on-campus and online through UA Online Engineering.


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


A minimum grade-point average of 3.00 based on a 4.00 scale is required for admission to the UA Graduate College. Applicant GPA is based on:

  • Twelve or more graded units obtained as a graduate student. 
  • Applicant's undergraduate record comprised of their most recent 60 graded units. 
  • Combination of the last 60 units of undergraduate and graduate coursework (two-year, full-time equivalent for non-U.S. 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 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.

Non-Degree-Seeking Status

Students who do not meet the GPA requirement with their undergraduate coursework may choose to enroll in graduate nondegree status. If a student completes twelve full-semester units of 500-level or higher coursework with a minimum 3.00 GPA, they are eligible to apply to a degree program.

Once a student has received twelve or more graduate units, the graduate GPA will be the only GPA used to finalize admission. Individual departments may still consider all coursework when making recommendation decisions for admission to a particular degree program.

Up to twelve non-degree-status units may be transferred into a graduate degree program, with the approval of the program and the Graduate College Degree Certification office.

See the Graduate College website for more information on GPA 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

On-Campus Degrees: The department cannot guarantee that every admitted applicant will receive financial aid. If you are admitted, you will discuss with your faculty adviser whether funding is available.  

Online Degrees: Department funding is not available.

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

Admissions Deadlines

Domestic Applicants:

  • Fall: July 15
  • Spring: Nov. 17

International Applicants:

  • Fall (on-campus visa needed): April 30
  • Fall (online): July 15
  • Spring (on-campus visa needed): Sept. 30
  • Spring (online): Nov. 17

International Conditional Admittance

International applicants may be considered for conditional admission to this program 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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