SD Mines Online

You can earn a top-rated engineering master's degree no matter where you are.

Quality and Flexibility

You receive instruction from the same accredited engineering faculty as our full-time residential students.  You can do the entire program 100% online, or you can take some courses in person on our campus in the Rushmore Region of South Dakota.  Watch the class as it's happening, or any time it's convenient for you.

Return on Investment

Over a lifetime, people with a graduate degree earn 38% more than those with just a bachelor's degree in the same field of study.  Those who earn a specialized engineering master's degree earn, on average, 20% more than those who have an MBA.

Three Outstanding Online Engineering Masters Programs

Designed for those who already have a BS degree in science or engineering (or experience in a related field), our three online engineering masters programs offer the specific education you need to advance.

Application and Admission

  1. Visit the overview page for the program you are interested in ( Construction Engineering and Management, Engineering Management, or Mining Engineering and Management) and review admissions requirements for that program to be sure you are eligible.  If you have questions about this, contact the program coordinator or the Office of Graduate Education.
  2. Apply for admission using the Graduate Admissions Application.  More information on the graduate application process, including recommended application dates, are available at our Graduate Admissions Application Instructions webpage.

Financial Assistance

U.S. citizens and permanent residents of the U.S. attending online programs are eligible to apply for the same federal financial aid benefits as on-campus students. Find out more from our Financial Aid office about financial aid and scholarships.

PLEASE NOTE: Graduate assistantships are not available for distance students.


Technical Requirements

Visit our Technical Requirements webpage to make sure you have the proper equipment and resources to begin your program.


Once You're Accepted

Refer to our Current Student Resources section for information and assistance.


If you have questions about our programs or our admissions process, contact Graduate Education Office for assistance.

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