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Students
Small town
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Overview

Michigan Technological University / Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences is located in Houghton, MI, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Geology
Master of Science (MS) Geophysics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geological engineering
Master of Science (MS) Geological engineering
Master of Science (MS) Mining engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geophysics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Mining engineering

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 30
Doctoral Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

167
Applied
32
Accepted
8
Enrolled
19%

Applying

Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Statement of purpose, personal statement, official transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Statement of purpose, personal statement, official transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit FAFSA
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

43
Total Graduate Students
20%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
79%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.65%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 48%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 2.33%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 2.33%
Unknown 9.3%

Gender

Male (51%)
Female (48%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Volcanology and hazards from volcanoes and earthquakes, geotechnics and geotechnics, petroleum reservoir evaluation and geophysics, hydrogeology and groundwater engineering, economic geology and mineralogy
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
851,438

Location & Contact

Address 1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI  49931
United States
Contact Dr. John S. Gierke
Chair
Email: jsgierke@mtu.edu
Phone: 906-487-2535
Fax: 906-487-3371