The Lowell Professional Programs

The Lowell Professional Programs are designed to accommodate working professionals in the mineral resources industry. The focus is on continuing education, non-thesis master’s degrees, practical and intensive field courses, and distance learning, both live and on-demand. Programs offer a mix of geology, engineering, business, and environmental coursework. Economic geology is one of the fields covered by the Lowell Professional Programs.

Generous endowments by J. David Lowell helped establish professional programs in economic geology and mineral resources. 

Economic geology is the study and analysis of geologic bodies and materials that can be utilized profitably by man and the application of geologic knowledge and theory to the search for and the understanding of mineral deposits. The purpose of the Lowell Program in Economic Geology (LPEG) is to provide additional education and training for geologists who want to further their careers in the exploration and mining industry.

Master's programs, including the Professional Science Master's in Economic Geology (PSM/EG), are 30 credit hours and can be completed in 2 semesters.  Certificate programs are 15 credit hours and can transfer into the Master’s programs.  Short courses and field courses can be taken for credit or for non-credit. The short courses are typically 15 hours on a Friday and Saturday. Field courses, which may also include lecture and laboratory activities, are typically 10 days long and involve travel to locations around the western U.S.  

Students in the Master of Engineering degree are considered Arizona residents for tuition purposes if they work for a company that has a business presence in Arizona, regardless of where in the world they are working.

Choose a program that fits your background and interests. The links below will provide details about that particular program.

              Rock mechanics
              Mine information and production technology
              Mine health and safety

             Ore Deposits Mapping
            Topics in Mineral Deposit Types

  • MEng Mineral Resources Short Courses

             Spring Semester

             Fall Semester

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