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.


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. 

SD Mines Creates a Computer Science and Engineering Department

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology will reorganize two existing departments to create a new Computer Science and Engineering Department. 

Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment Passes Milestone on Path to Black Hills

Researchers in the Department of Physics at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, are playing an integral role in both ProtoDUNE and DUNE. 

152 Employers Attend Mines Largest Career Fair Ever

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology's Fall Career Fair included a record 152 employers. SD Mines students are in high demand.  Mines graduates enjoy a 97 percent job placement rate and an average starting salary of about $61,300.  

SD Mines Offers New Certificate in Esports

The South Dakota Board of Regents  approved Thursday a new esports certificate program at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. This new curriculum goes hand-in-hand with SD Mines’ esports varsity program that includes the university’s League of Legends team.

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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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Go To Mines Campus Open House

Ready to Go To Mines?

The best way to learn if Mines is for you is to attend a "Go To Mines" Open House. Tour campus, meet faculty and students, and see what your future might hold! Our next GTM event is October 20.   
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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 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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