Contact Mining Engineering faculty if you have any questions about admissions procedures.
Raj R. Kallu (Mining Engineering)
Carl Nesbitt (Mineral Processing)
The Department offers programs leading to the degree of master of science in mining engineering. The general university requirements for advanced degrees are listed in the Graduate School section web page.
The student can elect to pursue one of two program tracks at the graduate level. The first track is a traditional mining engineering program with specialization in various fields, such as computer applications, automation, mine design, mine ventilation, rock mechanics and material handling. The second track is an option in mineral economics with specialization in fields relating to mine management, operations research and mineral economics.
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required in order to be accepted as a graduate student. For full graduate standing, at least 30 credits of undergraduate work in mining engineering or related sciences must have been completed.
In addition, students must meet at least one of the following requirements:
Prospective graduate students should send an outline of major interests, experience and transcripts directly to the department chair. Formal application is completed through the Graduate School.
The department offers several graduate fellowships, research assistantships and teaching assistantships. Requests for assistance should be submitted prior to March 15, but all applications will be considered regardless of date of submission.
A written comprehensive examination is required of all mining engineering graduate students. Degree candidates must earn a passing grade on the exam with only two attempts allowed. Students who do not pass the exam after two attempts will be suspended from the graduate program.
Typically Mining Engineering assigns an advisor who customizes the courses to the needs and interests of the student.
Non-Thesis: A comprehensive examination is required upon completion of all course work, or near the end of the semester during which all course work will be completed. The exam covers all graduate courses completed by the student.
Deficiencies to be made up by students with B.S. degrees other than mining engineering: