Get the degrees and skills employers want.


Get the degrees and skills employers want.



Undergraduate Admissions

At Mines we don't have large lectures led by graduate students, just hands-on education and real world experience. Students interned with 240 employers in 39 states last year alone.


Graduate Admissions

Gain access to renowned faculty, high-tech facilities, challenging projects, and the resources you need to advance your career and research what matters - here and around the globe.


Why Mines?

What's better than a degree? Graduating with an average starting salary topping $63,000 — one reason the Wall Street Journal named us #1 return on investment nationwide.


Mines Awarded $1.1 Million from NSF, John T. Vucurevich

SD Mines has been awarded over $1.1 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and John T. Vucurevich Foundation for the Culture & Attitude Program. The program aims to attract, retain and graduate more women and underrepresented students in engineering through scholarships, industry mentors, professional development and new curriculum that engages diverse learning styles.

Fall Headcount Up Slightly, More SD Students Enrolling

Enrollment at the School of Mines is up slightly this fall, with an overall student population of 2,859. The number of new students enrolling from the state of South Dakota is up by 13 percent.

Vision Funds Proposal Details Improvements for O’Harra Stadium

A School of Mines request for Rapid City Vision Funds proposes a $2.5 million O’Harra Stadium project that would include safety upgrades and other improvements to the widely used community resource for local high schools and other organizations. 

SD Mines’ Online Graduate Engineering Programs Rank Top 10 in Nation

Three new rankings by OnlineU put the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology’s online engineering graduate programs in the top tier of the nation. OnlineU’s rankings consider affordability, accessibility and quality.

Mines Student Selected for NAGT-USGS Field Training Program​

Geology major Tait Earney, from Whitney, Neb., has been selected for the National Association of Geoscience Teachers-United States Geological Survey Cooperative Field Training Program. He has been working in Menlo Park, Calif., on geophysical investigations related to geothermal, mineral and water resources and to natural hazards in the western United States. 
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Admissions Viewbook

New Online Viewbook

What is SD Mines all about?  Our new online viewbook captures in images and video just how unique the SD Mines experience is.  Hands on and high tech! -- see how Mines provides academic adventure and challenge. >>

Pre-Health Program at Mines

Pre-Health Pathways

The new Pre-Health Pathways program provides an important support system for students directed towards future healthcare careers. Available to undergraduates pursuing any degree at Mines.
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Wharton Challenge

Annual 5k/10k run in memory of former Mines President Robert Wharton takes place Oct. 1, 2016 at Founders Park. Register online or 8-9 am day of event. Open to all, cash awards for winners.
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CTA Mines Advantage

Mines Advantage

In today’s world, employers expect graduates to hit the ground running. With experiences ranging from global diversity to career preparation, Mines Advantage gives you the edge.
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