The Lowell Professional Programs
Generous endowments by J. David Lowell have helped establish the
professional programs in economic geology and mineral resources.
The Lowell Professional Programs were 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 environmental coursework.
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
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 working.
Choose a program that fits your background and
interests. The links below will provide details about that particular