Get the degrees and skills employers want.


Get the degrees and skills employers want.



Undergraduate Admissions

At Mines we don't have large lectures led by graduate students, just hands-on education and real world experience. Students interned with 240 employers in 39 states last year alone.


Graduate Admissions

Gain access to renowned faculty, high-tech facilities, challenging projects, and the resources you need to advance your career and research what matters - here and around the globe.


Why Mines?

What's better than a degree? Graduating with an average starting salary topping $63,000 — one reason the Wall Street Journal named us #1 return on investment nationwide.


Team Preps for Launch with the National Eclipse Ballooning Project

A team of students from SD Mines and area high schools lead by Peggy Norris, Ph.D., the deputy director of education and outreach at Sanford Lab, will launch a high-altitude balloon on Aug. 21 as part of a nationwide, NASA-sponsored project to livestream aerial video footage of the “Great American Eclipse.” Follow all the action live Aug. 21 on Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram.

Nearly 550 SD Mines Students Intern at Companies from NASA to Pepsi

Nearly 550 South Dakota School of Mines & Technology students spent the summer building their resumes through valuable work experiences with 252 employers including 3M, Bobcat, Burns & McDonnell, Caterpillar, Cargill, Dow Chemical, Ford, Dish Network, Garmin, Michelin, NASA and Pepsi, among others. Students interned in 44 states plus Washington, D.C., the Midway Atoll, Germany, Hungary and India.

SD Mines Offers New Mining Class for Caterpillar Employees

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is launching a new and unique 30 week-long Mining Practitioner Program that provides Caterpillar employees from a non-mining background a comprehensive understanding of the mining industry.

SD Mines Researchers Play Integral Part in Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) at Sanford Lab

Researchers Conduct First Low-energy Particle Accelerator Beam Underground in the United States

Nuclear astrophysicists, led by principal investigator and SD Mines professor Frank Strieder, have successfully created the first low-energy particle accelerator beam deep underground in the United States, bringing them one step closer to understanding how the elements of our universe are built.

Get Hardrocker Ready

The first step to a fantastic future starts with New Student Orientation. See the programs designed to help you prepare for life at Mines from academics to extracurriculars and everything in between.
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CTA Pre-Health

Pre-Health Pathways

The Pre-Health Pathways program provides an important support system for students directed towards future healthcare careers. Available to undergraduates pursuing any degree at Mines.  
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Internship Great Value

It Starts At Mines

Intern at NASA, Pepsi, Michelin, Garmin, or Ford in the US or abroad. Our students do. Find out where a SD Mines education can take you. 
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Picture Yourself Here

Take an interactive walking tour of campus with 360-degree panoramic views.
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