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Prospective Graduate Students

When you become a graduate student at the School of Mines, you'll enjoy all the advantages you'd expect from one of the nation's premier engineering and science schools:

  • an intense and exhilarating learning environment led by a distinguished faculty
  • outstanding academic programs leading to Master of Science and PhD degrees
  • cutting-edge research initiatives, in state-of-the-art research centers and laboratories

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Answering specific needs of industry, the School of Mines also offers selected Master of Science degree programs that can be taken via our Distance Education program, designed to accommodate the schedules of working professionals. (Certificate programs are also available for those seeking education to help propel existing careers.)

Learn More About Mines

View our university video (available in many languages), visit our Why Mines page, talk to faculty in the department you're interested in, or come for a visit.  We think you'll find Mines lives up to its reputation for outstanding education value.

  Why should you go to Graduate School?  -A presentation by Dr. Doug Wells, Dean of Graduate Education


Graduate Education Office

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
501 East St. Joseph Street
Chemistry Bldg, Room 2201
Rapid City, South Dakota 57701-3995

Phone: (605) 355-3468
Fax: (605) 394-1767
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