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 these programs is to
provide training for geologists who want to return to school to further
their careers. 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.
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
Master’s programs 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 are typically 10 days long and involve travel to locations around
the western U.S. and also may include lecture and laboratory
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
Choose a program that fits your background and interests.
The links below will provide details about that particular program.
PSM Ten-Day Economic
Geology Courses (this will be
link to LPEG webpage /events module)
- Rock mechanics
- Mine information and
- Mine health and safety
MEng Mineral Resources
- Ore Deposits Mapping (working in
info and links)
- Topics in Mineral Deposit
Types (working in Info and links )