Geochemistry

Graduate Program at Colorado School of Mines

Geochemistry

Graduate Program at Colorado School of Mines

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

There is a wealth of information contained in the liquids, gases and mineral deposits found in the Earth, all with a wide array of industrial and scientific research applications. With employment expected to grow faster than average over the next decade, the demand for qualified, dedicated professionals will follow.

The Graduate Programs in Geochemistry prepare graduates to take the next step in their careers with an interdisciplinary structure and two subprograms. The geochemistry degree track teaches students about the chemical evolution of the Earth’s crust and mantle, geochemistry of energy and mineral resources, chemical mineralogy and more. The environmental biogeochemistry degree track focuses on the coupled chemical and biological processes of the Earth’s biosphere and the changes caused by human activities.

No matter the path, Mines graduates will be well-suited to be leaders in this field and build a successful career.

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Requirements and Costs

CERTIFICATE

  • GRE: Not Required
  • Letters of Recommendation: Not Required
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV): Required
  • Statement of Purpose: Not Required. Suggested if GPA is less than 3.0/4.0
  • Transcript(s): Required. Must be submitted for all schools attended (unofficial transcripts accepted for admissions review and must show successful completion of any required prerequisite course(s).
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY requirement

PROFESSIONAL MASTER’S NON-THESIS

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Required 
  • GRE: Not Required
  • Letters of Recommendation: Required – two letters. Only one letter of recommendation is required for current Mines students or Mines alumni.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV): Required
  • Statement of Purpose: Required
  • Transcript(s): Required. Must be submitted for all schools attended (unofficial transcripts accepted for admissions review and must show successful completion of any required prerequisite course(s).
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY requirement

MASTER’S THESIS

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Required 
  • GRE: Not Required
  • Letters of Recommendation: Required – three letters.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV): Required
  • Statement of Purpose: Required
  • Transcript(s): Required. Must be submitted for all schools attended (unofficial transcripts accepted for admissions review and must show successful completion of any required prerequisite course(s).
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY requirement

DOCTORATE

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Required 
  • GRE: Not Required
  • Letters of Recommendation: Required – three letters.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV): Required
  • Statement of Purpose: Required
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY requirement

 

For additional information about these admissions requirements, please refer to the Admissions Requirements page

 

 Colorado ResidentOut-of-State Student
Tuition**$17,676$39,618
Fees*$2,520$2,520
Room & Board$17,496$17,496
Books & Supplies$1,500$1,500
Misc. Expenses$1,800$1,800
Transportation$1,300$1,300
Total$42,473$64,415
**Cost per credit hour$982$2,201

*Allowance for fees based on mandatory fees charged to all students. Does not include fees for orientation, library, yearbook, refrigerator rental, voice messaging, ect.

At less than 4.5 credit hours, you may be ineligible for financial aid.

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Career Outcomes

  • Exploration geochemist
  • Hydrogeologist
  • Geochemistry analyst
  • Petroleum geologist
  • Mining geologist
  • Anschultz Exploration
  • Chevron
  • NASA
  • Newmont Mining
  • Scripps Institute of Oceanography
  • U.S. Geological Survey

Degree Options

Certificate

  • Analytical Geochemistry

Professional Master’s Non-Thesis

  • Analytical Geochemistry
  • Environmental Geochemistry

Master’s Thesis

  • Geochemistry

PhD

  • Geochemistry