Graduate Student 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 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

Resources in this section are specifically for students wanting to apply for graduate admissions. Additional academic information is available through our Office of Graduate Education.  There are also additional admissions resources for International Students.

Why join Mines? There are many advantages. Small in size does not mean small in stature.  We invite you to find out more about the education value offered by the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.


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Answering specific needs of industry, the School of Mines also offers Master of Science degrees in Engineering Management and Construction Engineering and Management that can be taken via our distance-delivered education program, designed to accommodate the schedules of working professionals. (Certificate programs are also available for those seeking education to help propel existing careers.)

There's more to the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology than outstanding academic programs.  You'll discover education value second to none, the spectacular scenery and oudoorsy lifestyle of the Black Hills, and a small, friendly, unique learning community that is like no other.