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The Master of Science in mining, geological and geophysical engineering, or MS degree, is intended for students who want to study in a specialized area, work closely with a faculty member on a unique research topic and complete an independent research project. The MS degree is also an ideal entry point into the PhD program.
The degree requires 30 units, including six units of thesis credit. Students are required to give one seminar presentation or present a paper at a professional conference.
All work for the master's degree must be completed within a six-year period to receive credit. This includes transfer course work from other institutions. Unless a waiver is granted by the Graduate College, course work taken more than 10 years before completion will not be accepted toward the 24-unit coursework requirement for the master's degree. The department will request a time-limit waiver only under exceptional circumstances.
Upon completion of a MS degree, the graduate will:
Please see the MS and PhD Admissions Requirements page for information about application materials, test scores, required materials and more.
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.
For information about student loans, Pell Grants and assistance through the University, please see the UA Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid.
All deadlines are fall admission; we do not accept applications for the spring semester.
International applicants may be considered for conditional admission to this program at the department's discretion.