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Michigan Technological University — Department of Geological and Mining Engineering Sciences

Program Type:
Master's International
Department of Geological and Mining Engineering Sciences
Degrees Awarded:
Geological Engineering (MS), Geology (MS), Geophysics (MS), Mining Engineering (MS)
Admissions Deadlines:

No specific deadline

Admissions Cycle:


Program Start:
Typically Fall
Program Founded:
November, 2003


One credit hour will be awarded for each academic term served in Peace Corps, including Summer; tuition costs for credits earned through Peace Corps service are not paid by the student, some financial aid in the form of research and teaching positions is available on a competitive basis.


Michigan Technological University offers Master's of Science (MS) in Geology, Geophysics, Geological Engineering, or Mining Engineering. The degree requires two semesters of course work totaling 21 semester units of academic study prior to Peace Corps service. Students can follow either a thesis option or research report option. Students take technical and non-technical coursework to prepare for their Peace Corps assignment and also have electives available for particular areas of interest (i.e. Volcanic Hazards, Earthquakes, Landslides, Floods or Droughts).


GRE scores are required. Our curricula are designed to enable students to participate with a considerable variety of backgrounds, as we believe this diversity is desirable. Candidates may select one of four different MS degrees (Geology, Geological Engineering, Geophysics, or Mining Engineering) depending on their background and research objectives. The MS course prerequisite requirements reflect expected coursework requirements for students in different undergraduate degree programs.

For inquiries about Master's International, call 855.855.1961 x1812.

Program Contacts

If you have questions, please contact:
Prof. William I. Rose

Geological and Mining Engineering & Sciences
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, Michigan 49931
(906) 487-2367
(906) 487-3371

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