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Dr. Zacharias Agioutantis

Dr. Zacharias Agioutantis

Director of Graduate Studies

Department of Mining Engineering

College of Engineering

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The programs leading to the degrees of Master of Science in Mining Engineering  and Doctor of Philosophy are offered through the Department of Mining Engineering. The objectives of these programs are to provide an advanced level of applied science for use in the mining industry and to offer specified topics for research specialization. The Master of Science in Mining Engineering is a research-oriented degree appropriate for a career in problem solving, research, or technology development. 

 

 

Masters Program Description

For the Master of Science in Mining Engineering, 24 credit hours of course work plus an acceptable thesis (Plan A) or 30 credits of course work and a report on one or more research topics (Plan B) are required to fulfill program requirements. Plan B Master of Science degrees will be reserved normally for students who have already demonstrated their ability to conduct and report on independent research. 

Doctoral Program Description

The Doctor of Philosophy is the terminal degree in the subject and is normally required for a career in teaching and research. 


Application Requirements

  • CV
  • Personal Statement
  • GRE
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation

Application Deadline:

Fall - March 15 for international students; one month before classes start for domestic students
Spring - August 22 for international students; one month before classes start for domestic students


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Mining and geological engineers design mines to safely and efficiently remove minerals such as coal and metals for use in manufacturing and utilities.

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Dr. Zacharias Agioutantis

Dr. Zacharias Agioutantis

Director of Graduate Studies

Department of Mining Engineering

College of Engineering

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