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Please fill out the application carefully and review your application before you submit and pay the admission fee.  You will be able to track your application carefully online at the Apply Yourself Site.



Department application deadlines


Domestic Applicant

International Applicant


April 1

April 1


November 1

August 1


Not usually accepted

Not usually accepted


Students are expected to begin studies in the Fall or Spring semesters. Exceptions will not normally be considered.  

Application procedures and information

The Department of Mining Engineering requries that the following items be attached to your online application:

  • Statement of Purpose: A brief statement outlining your academic goals, research & career interests and any additional information that might help in the evaluation of your application.

  • Official Transcript: Request one official transcript from each college and/or University attended, regardless of length of attendance.  This may be uploaded to the online system.  Original transcripts will be required by mail or in-person at the time of admission if admitted.

  • Three Letters of Recommendation: Request letters from 3 people who can evaluate the applicant's academic ablility and promise as a graduate student.  Endorsers should be either from the applicants academic program or a former employer in the mining industry.

  • Graduate Record Exam GRE: This exam is required for Ph.D. applicants and is optional for M.S. applicants.  Have official score sent directly to the University of Utah indicating Mining Engineering as the Department Code.


A.  TOEFL – A minimum score of 80 iBT (550 pBT) or better  for  applicants whose first language is not English (Minimum TOEFL requirement subject to change).

B. IELTS – A minimum band score of 6.5 or better for applicants whose first language is not English (Minimum IELTS requirement subject to change).

Official score reports must be sent directly to the Admissions Office and must not be over two years old at the time of application.  TOEFL scores must come from Educational Testing Service (ETS) and the IELTS needs to come from the test centre where you took the test.

Students who have previously completed the TOEFL or IELTS, but have been outside of the United States for two or more years since taking the examination will be required to complete a new TOEFL or IELTS exam and meet the minimum requirements.

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Important contact information

Questions regarding transcripts, application fees, TOEFL scores and I-20s

Contact: University of Utah Admissions Office

  Domestic Graduate International Graduate
Phone (801) 581-7283 (801) 581-3091
Fax (801) 585-7864 (801) 585-7864


Other questions about the department should be directed to: 

Graduate Advisor: 

 Felipe Calizaya

Department Office:

Pam Hofmann
Last Updated: 12/11/19