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Introduction

Montana Tech is a great place to attend graduate school! As a future graduate student, consider our world-class degree programs to ignite your curiosity and move you ahead. We also offer you:

  • Dedicated faculty researchers who enjoy mentoring graduate students
  • State-of-the-art equipment and high-tech facilities
  • Prominent research centers where you can further your study and gain recognition
  • Opportunities to work on your thesis abroad
  • Placement statistics that reflect positive outcomes for graduates with your degree
  • A safe community that’s appealing to students - especially those with families.
  • Learn about the Sloan Foundation Funding Opportunity for Native American Students

The Montana Tech Graduate School brochure is also a great resource for information on our graduate studies.

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Master of Science (MS) in Environmental Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Butte

Environmental Engineering – Course work emphasizes water, waste water, soil and subsurface remediation, stream restoration, air pollution engineering, health risk analysis, and environmental sustainability. [+]

Master of Science (MS) in Environmental Engineering Environmental Engineering – Course work emphasizes water, waste water, soil and subsurface remediation, stream restoration, air pollution engineering, health risk analysis, and environmental sustainability. Thesis option students work on research projects involving nanotechnology, novel water and waste water treatment technologies, bio sampling, contaminant impacts, air quality, and modeling. A non-thesis option is also available. DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW This rapidly growing interdisciplinary field allows students to pursue their area of environmental interest. Generally research projects at Montana Tech relate to the environmental challenges facing the minerals industry. However, the research results and coursework have general application to the solution of environmental engineering problems worldwide. There are opportunities for graduate research in the areas of air, water quality and pollution control; hazardous waste minimization, treatment, and control; and waste cleanup. Specific areas of current research include the water chemistry of heavy metals, and hazardous organics; ground and surface water modeling; air emission inventories; biosorption of heavy metals; wetland research, land reclamation, atmospheric diffusion processes; and cleanup of "RCRA" and "super-fund" sites. Admission generally requires a B.S. in an engineering field. Students from science backgrounds are also encouraged to apply with the understanding that a background "engineering core" will become part of the overall graduate program. A research thesis is required. PLACEMENT Environmental Engineering majors at Montana Tech generally have the opportunity to obtain work experience prior to graduation. Companies such as Phelps Dodge, Kennecott, Marathon Oil, ARCO, EG&G Idaho, Carter Mining, Envirocon, Special Resource Management, and... [-]

Master of Science (MS) in Geosciences

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Butte

There are 6 study options underneath the Master of Science (MS) in Geosciences program: Geology (Dept. of Geological Engineering),Hydrogeology (Dept. of Geological Engineering),Hydrogeological Engineering (Dept. of Geological Engineering), Geological Engineering (Dept. of Geological Engineering), Geochemistry (Dept. of Chemistry & Geochemistry), Geophysical Engineering (Dept. of Geophysical Engineering). [+]

Master of Science (MS) in Geosciences There are 6 study options underneath the Master of Science (MS) in Geosciences program: 1. Geochemistry Geochemistry (Dept. of Chemistry & Geochemistry) Geobiochemistry, water/rock/microbe interactions, thermodynamics of natural systems, coevolution of geochemistry and life, thermodynamics of minerals, and migration of pollutant species in soil and water. DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW: Geochemistry is an interdisciplinary field of study in which the science of chemistry is used to solve earth science problems. Areas of study include the full spectrum of topics from geobiochemistry, to water/rock/microbe interactions, thermodynamics of natural systems, coevolution of geochemistry and life, thermodynamics of minerals, and migration of pollutant species in soil and water. The geochemistry option is centered in the Chemistry and Geochemistry Department. Students acquire relatively strong backgrounds in chemistry and can choose thesis topics ranging among a large variety of geochemical/environmental topics. Admission requirements: B.S. in chemistry, geology, or any science or engineering. Options: Thesis, Publishable paper, or Non-Thesis SEMINAR REQUIREMENTS: TC 5150 Graduate Writing Seminar or TC 5160 Technical Writing and Publishing ENGR 5940 Geoscience Seminar PLACEMENT Many of our graduates continue their graduate work in a Ph.D. program. Other graduates have found employment with various minerals industry companies such as the Pegasus Gold Corp., Applied Technology, Inc., Chemex Labs, the Atlantic Richfield Chemical Co., Marathon Oil Co., Westinghouse, American Geochemist, Corp., and Stauffer Chemical Co. CURRICULUM The following are pre-requisite courses for the Geochemistry curriculum and if the student has not received at least a grade of C in these... [-]

Master of Science (MS) in Industrial Hygiene

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Butte

Industrial Hygienists are responsible for the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of workplace environmental factors that may affect the health, comfort or productivity of the worker. [+]

Master of Science (MS) in Industrial Hygiene Industrial Hygienists are responsible for the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of workplace environmental factors that may affect the health, comfort or productivity of the worker. Industrial hygiene is considered a “science”; however, it is also an art that involves judgment, creativity, and human interaction. Communication skills are very important. Although some occupations may appear more dangerous than others, potential short-term and long-term health hazards occur in every profession whether a person is employed in an office or chemical plant. Industrial hygienists play an important role in ensuring that the workplace is as free from hazards as possible and that the workers and the community at large are protected from potential health threats. Moreover, industrial hygienists work with management to anticipate problems that could occur and take action to prevent them before they happen. Also, industrial hygienists play an important role in shaping and implementing government policy concerning worker health and safety. Job diversity is a major benefit to consider when choosing a career in the health/environmental sciences. A wealth of unique employment opportunities exists for industrial hygienists. Unlike many other professions, industrial hygienists are not limited to one particular type of industry; they are employed in a variety of organizations such as Public Utilities; Government; Academia; Research Laboratories; Hospitals; Insurance Companies; Consulting Firms; Oil, Chemical and Manufacturing Companies; and Mining Operations. The Industrial Hygiene Graduate program provides an exceptional opportunity for advanced study in the field of Occupational Health. The overall goal... [-]

Master of Science (MS) in Metallurgy and Mineral Processing

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Butte

Metallurgical/Mineral Processing Engineering deals with all aspects of metal and non-metal processing and manufacturing. Metallurgical and Mineral Processing Engineering – Concentrations include: Extractive Metallurgy, Physical Metallurgy and Materials Engineering. [+]

Master of Science (MS) in Metallurgy and Mineral Processing Metallurgical and Mineral Processing Engineering – Concentrations include: Extractive Metallurgy – Mineral processing, hydrometallurgy, pyrometallurgy, applications to recycling and environmental issues like recycling and waste treatment. Physical Metallurgy – Alloy/casting, brazing, biomaterials, aerospace materials, steel, and welding. Materials Engineering – Composites, ceramics, intermetallics, single crystals, glasses, and cement/concrete. DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW Metallurgical/Mineral Processing Engineering deals with all aspects of metal and non-metal processing and manufacturing. Mineral processing engineers have the responsibility of accepting ore mined from the earth, comminuting the ore until liberation occurs, and then removing the valuable minerals in the form of concentrates. Extractive metallurgical engineers extract the valuable metals from the concentrates, remove impurities from the metals using aqueous or thermal chemistry, and then market the purified metal as a commodity. Physical metallurgical engineers accept various purified metals and alloy them to control a number of characteristics including strength and corrosion resistance. Materials engineers control the same characteristics but pertaining to plastics, composites, glasses, ceramics, etc. Welding engineers join the various materials together but with minimal destruction of the integrity of the materials. Graduate research may be pursued in any of the following three areas of concentration: Mineral Processing Engineering deals with the extraction, separation, and concentration of minerals from raw ores. Extractive Metallurgy focuses on refining processes, such as pyrometallurgy, hydrometallurgy, and electrometallurgy, through which concentrates are refined into a pure metal form. Materials Science emphasizes the study of physical and chemical properties associated with metals, ceramics, glasses,... [-]

Master of Science (MS) in Technical Communication

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Butte

Technical Communication – Practical communication curriculum includes writing, presentation, and multimedia skills, and theoretical courses in semiotics and rhetoric to prepare for career advancment or doctoral study. [+]

Master of Science (MS) in Technical Communication Technical Communication – Practical communication curriculum includes writing, presentation, and multimedia skills, and theoretical courses in semiotics and rhetoric to prepare for career advancment or doctoral study. DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW Students in Technical Communication plan, develop, and complete technical communication projects in one or more fields of science and technology. This program is practice-oriented, emphasizing a problem-solving approach that empowers people in many disciplines to communicate more effectively. Candidates are expected to bridge the complex and isolated worlds of scientific and technical specialties. Through effective communication strategies, candidates will help to make those worlds more comprehensible. In addition to the Graduate School requirements, applicants to the Master's in Technical Communication are required to respond to the following: MSTC Supplemental Materials. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES As one of the fastest growing fields in the world, Technical Communication prepares students for unparalleled lifetime career opportunities. It's simple: the combination of technical know-how and sophisticated communication skills adds up to great job potential! Technical Writing Multimedia Presentations Information Management Internet Publishing Technical Project Coordination International Communication Technical Editing Document Design Electronic Marketing Proposal and Grant Development Still and Moving Image Production [-]

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