Undergraduate and Graduate Programs in


Undergraduate and Graduate Programs in



Undergraduate Admissions

SD Mines is a STEM university, with curriculum that allows you to jump into your major from day one. At Mines, we expect you to break things, build things, explore your passions, and invent tomorrow.


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?

At Mines, you’ll get the knowledge and real-world experience to help you land a job. Graduates earn an average starting salary topping $61,000, making Mines a great return on investment.


What is SD Mines all about?

Our 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.


SD Mines Researchers Explore Hydraulic Fracturing to Expand Geothermal Energy

The use of hydraulic fracturing (or fracking as it’s commonly called in the press) has been a topic of contention in the oil and gas industry. However, researchers believe fracking can also be used at depth in hard rocks that contain no oil or gas to improve geothermal energy production. The process could enhance the use of the earth’s own heat as a source of clean energy.

Engineers change the world! That’s just 1 reason to be one

Even Big Bang Theory’s Sheldon Cooper dreams of being an engineer! Ok, so locomotive engineer isn’t exactly the type of engineer we’re talking about here, but it’s safe to say that engineers of all types are seeing their cool factor rise. In fact, being an engineer has never been cooler. 

SD Mines Ranks Among Best Universities for Veterans

Military Times ranks the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology among the best schools in the country for veterans. The 2019 Military Times Best list recognizes educational institutions for a commitment to providing quality educational opportunities to America's veterans and military-connected students. 

Green Tops: Airport Features New High-Tech Green Roof

Visitors to the Rapid City Regional Airport can now take-in a new green roof project as part of their experience. The rooftop deck that extends over part of the main terminal includes a green roof project recently installed by SD Mines graduate student Jason Phillips. 

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
STEAM Cafe Series

Steam Café Series

SD Mines continues its partnership with South Dakota Public Broadcasting and Hay Camp Brewing Company to host the STEAM Café, a series of free informal talks on topics ranging from cutting edge research to history.
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Diwali India Festival of Lights

Diwali Festival of Lights

The SD Mines India Club invites the campus and the public to join in the celebration of Diwali, one of the most important Hindu holidays. Come for dancing, entertainment, fireworks and food on from 5-9 p.m. on November 17. 
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CTA Get Involved

Get Involved

100+ student clubs and organizations offer opportunities to meet new people and learn new things, and begin friendships that can last a lifetime. Explore the options at our Mines Link website.
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CTA Research at Mines

Research at Mines

We search for dark matter a mile underground, engineer solutions for the developing world, and launch research-fueled start-ups and industry partnerships to spark economic development at home and abroad. 
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