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.


Three Schools Win Ford Grant to Build Greenhouse and Cultural Center at Oglala Lakota College

Oglala Lakota College, Purdue University and South Dakota School of Mines & Technology have been awarded a grant from the Ford College Community Challenge (Ford C3) to design and build a multipurpose learning center and greenhouse for the Lakota people of the Pine Ridge Reservation on the Oglala Lakota College He Sapa campus in Rapid City. 

Business Plan Competition at SD Mines Open to Enterprising High School Students, Other Colleges

Entrepreneurial-minded students from high schools and colleges throughout the region are encouraged to enter a “Shark Tank”-like student business plan competition sponsored by local and state partners and hosted by the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.

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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SD MINES Rocker Days 2018

Rocker Days Sept 8-15

Homecoming week kicks off with the Helluva Night Concert and concludes with the Hardrockers taking on Simon Fraser at O’Harra Stadium. Stay for the esports event after the game. 
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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 events happen September 22 and October 20.   
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SD Mines Family Weekend 2018

SD Mines Family Weekend

Family Weekend is held Fri. Oct 12 - Sat. Oct 13, 2018. This is an excellent time to visit with your student and meet faculty, staff, and other parents. It is also an opportunity to experience firsthand the many aspects of life on our campus.
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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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