The Lowell Program in Economic Geology was generously endowed by a gift from J. David Lowell to the University of Arizona.

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-day 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 they work.

Choose a program that fits your background and interests. Click the links for details about that particular program.

Professional Science Masters in Economic Geology (PSM/EG)

Master of Engineering in Mining, Geological and Geophysical Engineering

Graduate Certificates in:

            Geomechanics/Rock mechanics 
            Mine Production and Information Technology
            Mining Occupational Safety and Health
            Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy

LPEG Ten-Day Economic Geology Courses 

           Ore Deposits Mapping
           Topics in Mineral Deposit Types
           Structural Geology for Exploration and Mine Geologists

Integrated Planning Series

           Geological, Metallurgical, and Mine Engineering Inputs to
           Integrated Planning

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