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For the past 120 years, the University of Arizona has been the state's sole provider of academic and research programs focused on mineral engineering and the science of non-renewable resources. Throughout this time, the UA has been responsible for some of the world's most important innovations in mineral resource development.

In keeping with our dedication to innovation, we offer a specialized, unique, and practical online Master of Engineering in Mining, Geological and Geophysical Engineering degree along with four focused certificate programs that can help you explore your own pursuit of advancement in this dynamic field.

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Master of Engineering in Mining, Geological and Geophysical Engineering

The online Master of Engineering in Mining, Geological and Geophysical Engineering is one of the only online programs of its kind, examining fundamental concepts in mineral engineering supported by groundbreaking research in the field. You'll gain an advanced understanding of core technical principles while also pursuing coursework in finance and management, legal issues, and other administrative concerns specific to industry leadership. Armed with this focused skill-set, you'll be well-prepared to pursue mineral resource management roles and other enhanced opportunities in the field.

The program is comprised of an entirely flexible curriculum, allowing you to choose from a number of emphasis areas, including:

  • Geomechanics
  • Mine Information and Production Technology
  • Mine Health and Safety
  • Mineral Processing
  • Sustainable Resource Development
  • Mine Management

With flexible requirements and these specialized areas of focus, you'll be able to build a program that perfectly suits your goals.

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Graduate Certificates

UA is proud to offer online graduate certificates in various specialized areas within the mining and geological fields to help you gain the real-world competencies you need to pursue new professional opportunities and lead the industry into the future. Certificate coursework is technical and practical, supporting the development of advanced insight in the area that most suits your goals. As each program is provided in a convenient, online format, you can continue to work full-time as you expand your skill-set, completing the certificate in as little as 1 year.

Graduate Certificate in Geomechanics/Rock Mechanics

If you're seeking to develop specialized skills in rock mass behavior and properties, the online Graduate Certificate in Geomechanics/Rock Mechanics/Geotechnical is the perfect solution. The program provides in-depth insight into geological engineering and mining principles shaped and taught by experts in the industry and leading faculty. As a student, you'll closely explore aspects of underground construction and stability analysis, learning to harvest raw materials while eliminating the hazards of mineral and energy extraction.

Graduate Certificate in Mining Occupational Safety and Health

There are roughly 14,400 mines inspected by the Mine Safety and Health Administration each year for compliance with occupational and health regulations. Each of these sites requires the expertise of safety-minded professionals to ensure that every measure of risk avoidance is properly taken. The online Graduate Certificate in Mining Occupational Safety and Health can help you rise to the challenge of creating a hazardless mining environment and bring specialized, well-honed skills to your workplace.

Graduate Certificate in Mine Production and Information Technology

If you're interested in developing your ability to find (or build) the right tool for the challenge at hand and use it effectively and efficiently, the online Graduate Certificate in Mine Production and Information Technology can help you reach your goals. The program, taught by leaders in the mining industry and accomplished UA faculty, consists of detailed courses in the applications, software, and advanced technologies used to shape the production process on a daily basis. The program can offer you the opportunity to complete practical training in various systems and gain insight into the systems engineering process, preparing you to create new platforms and structures that suit any situation.

Graduate Certificate in Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy

The online Graduate Certificate in Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy can help you effectively use the industry's most current methods of ore and mineral processing to efficiently harvest the metals and other materials civilization depends on. The program's curriculum presents both a scientific and financial examination of mineral extraction techniques to offer you a complete perspective on the challenges of extract metallurgy. As a student of the program, you can also explore hydrometallurgy, leaching, and water chemistry, building on your expertise to master aqueous extraction.

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About The University of Arizona

Since its founding in 1885, the University of Arizona has stood as a national leader in practical education that helps students achieve incredible things. Our mission is to graduate students who are sought after by employers and prepared to embark on engaging, fulfilling careers.

Equipped with skills, knowledge, experience, and the entrepreneurial spirit they gain at the UA, our students become highly skilled members of society who lead with determination, innovate without limits and benefit our state, our nation, and the world in boundless ways.

  • U.S. News & World Report's 2021 rankings recognize our online engineering programs, the schools that host them, and the university itself:
    • #30 Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs
      • #17 Best Online Master's in Engineering Management Programs
      • #18 Best Online Master's in Industrial Engineering Programs
    • #16 Best Online Graduate Engineering Program for Veterans
    • #63 Best Engineering Schools
      • #34 in Industrial / Manufacturing / Systems Engineering
      • #46 Electrical / Electronic / Communications Engineering
      • #42 in Computer Engineering
      • #49 in Materials Engineering
      • #50 in Mechanical Engineering
    • #97 in National Universities
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) ranks Arizona 38th in research and development expenditures among public and private universities and colleges
  • Princeton Review lists Arizona as one of "The Best Western Colleges"
  • Arizona #52 nationally according to the Center for University World Rankings
  • One of the nation's top producers of Fulbright Scholars
  • Member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), one of 62 leading public and private research universities in the United States and Canada and the only AAU member in the state of Arizona