The mission of the Master of Science in Geological Engineering is to develop the student into a highly qualified engineer capable of conducting research and solving complex problems related to petroleum and geothermal energy, mineral production, geoenvironmental concerns, and natural hazards.
Goal 1: Program graduates shall have sufficient skills in geoscience, mathematics, computer modeling, and poro-mechanics to formulate and solve practical problems in geological engineering.
Goal 2: Program graduates shall have the ability to independently conduct research to advance the state of the knowledge; and/or to provide innovative solutions to technical problems in a timely manner in at least one of the areas of exploration and production of energy and mineral resources, geomechanics, hydrogeology, ground water remediation, or site investigation/characterization.
Goal 3: Program graduates shall be skilled in research methods, be able to access, critically analyze, and utilize available information from a variety of sources; and shall be able to communicate the results of a research or development project both orally and in writing.
UND is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. UND also holds many special accreditations at the college, department, or program level.
International Student Requirements:
All graduate applicants must demonstrate academic-level proficiency with the English language before they will be considered for admission. This requirement must be met by all applicants, regardless of citizenship, residency, or nation of birth. No applicants will be considered for admission until the English Language Proficiency is met. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for ways in which this requirement can be met.