Since 1885 (longer than South Dakota has been a state), the School of Mines & Technology has been a national leader in preparing the nation's top echelon of engineers and scientists. Offered a strong combination of academics and research, graduate students here benefit from individualized attention and state-of-the-art facilities. These graduate programs are available:
Master of Science Programs (MS)
Master of Engineering (MEng)
Master's programs require 30-33 credits for graduation and can be completed in 2 years (part time students may take longer to complete the degree). Most PhD programs require 72 credits, and can be completed within 4 years after completion of the BS degree. Be sure to also review the School of Mines Catalog for more information regarding program completion requirements.
Distance-Delivered Professional Programs (SD Mines Online)
Professional master's programs at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology combine cutting-edge technology with classroom instruction from anywhere in the world to help professionals advance to the next level. Find out more about distance-delivered education at
SD Mines Online.
At the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, our world-renowned professors "invent tomorrow" by preparing the engineering and science leaders of the future -- creating new ideas that drive global research, industry, and policy. With one of the best student-to-faculty ratios of any leading public engineering and science university, graduate students have the opportunity to work with a wide range of professors on a wide range of research and academic initiatives, building close relationships that continue well beyond graduation.
School of Mines faculty members also develop close working relationships with each other across disciplines, especially when it comes to research initiatives. They also collaborate with industry as the university moves forward to help solve the engineering and science problems of today and tomorrow, as well as generate economic development in the region and the state.