Montana Tech

Graduate School

Graduate program in Mining Engineering


1300 West Park Street

Butte, MT 59701

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S. - Mining Engineering

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Mining engineers design, construct, and manage quarries, surface and underground mines in an environmentally responsible manner. Proficiency is acquired in permitting, planning, development, operation, reclamation, and closure of mines while applying technical skills acquired through this program. Our objective is to provide a quality education that blends theory and practice to produce a mining engineer who can pursue a successful career and is prepared to meet the vigorous demands of natural resource development throughout the world. Our graduates have a strong background in mining, excellent engineering and design skills, and great computer and communication skills. Placement in mining is 100%. Mining engineering is an exciting and challenging field. Salaries are extremely generous and the opportunity exists for you to rise to the top of the corporate ladder as evidenced by the numerous alumni who have been CEO’s and presidents of major mining companies. Larry Li from China: “Montana Tech has transformed my dreams into reality. What an excellent program mining engineering over there! I learned much more than I expected and got my MS in mining science two years later. I deeply realize that the mining program at Montana Tech gave me a longer and bigger ladder that can make me climb higher and higher in the field of my career!” Sekhar Bhattacharyya from India “Montana Tech is a very good school in the field of mining engineering. Professors are knowledgeable, pragmatic and helping. The students learn all practical aspects related to the field. I was very satisfied with my experience at the Tech. In fact, in the first semester in Butte, I learned about so many practical aspects of mining that I felt that my coming to the U.S. for further education was paying off.”


Montana Tech is accredited by ABET.

International Student Requirements:

International students are required to submit TOEFL scores of at least 71 iBT, 195 CBT, or 525 PBT or IELTS of 6.0. An International Statement of Financial Support must show at least $23,000 USD. It is the responsibility of the applicant to have foreign transcripts evaluated on a course-by-course basis by Educational Credentials Evaluators, Inc (ECE) to determine Grade Point Average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale. The equivalent of a U.S. Bachelor's degree must also have been achieved. A copy of the report must be sent to Montana Tech's Graduate Office by ECE.

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 31

Classification: Associate's College

Locale: Distant Rural Area

Size & Settings: 0-999

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