Graduate Admissions

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

Visit our  About SD 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 

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Can't attend on campus? SD Mines offers 3 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.)

Graduate Education Office

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
501 East St. Joseph St.
Chemistry Building,
Room 2201
Rapid City, SD 57701-3995

Phone: (605) 355-3468
Fax: (605) 394-1767
E-mail Graduate Education

Master of Engineering

Our new Master of Engineering program, a course-work only professional program, begins Fall 2016