The Department of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering offers an M.S. in Metallurgical Engineering, an M.S. in Mining Engineering and a Ph.D. in Mineral Resource Engineering. Our graduate programs graduate exceptionally skilled and knowledgeable researchers and professionals in the earth sciences and engineering disciplines. 

Mining and metallurgical engineering graduate degree programs

Why choose our graduate programs?

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Dedicated faculty

Our leading research-active faculty receive funding from national and international agencies, providing a thriving working and learning environment, valuable experience, and financial support to pursue their own research.

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Rich outdoor environment

Our campus sits just north of Reno's thriving downtown and is less than an hour away from some of the most beautiful outdoor recreation areas in the country like Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

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Leading research

Our faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars are conducting new, ground-breaking research each year, and our labs and facilities are led by an advanced and knowledgeable professional staff. 

Meet our graduate program directors

Raj R. Kallu

Mining Engineering

Carl Nesbitt

Metallurgical Engineering

Javad Sattarvand

Mineral Resource Engineering