Academic Programs

As one of the nation’s leading engineering, science and technology universities, South Dakota Mines offers a world-class education and cutting-edge research opportunities to graduates students from the United States and around the world.

Master’s programs at South Dakota Mines require 30 to 33 credits and can be completed in two years. Most PhD programs will require 72 credits and can be completed within four years of earning a bachelor’s degree. Review the  South Dakota Mines Catalog for more information on program completion requirements.

Distance-Delivered Professional Programs (South Dakota Mines Online)

Professional master's programs at South Dakota Mines combine cutting-edge technology with classroom instruction from anywhere in the world to help professionals advance to the next level. Find out more about distance-delivered education at South Dakota Mines Online.

Outstanding Faculty

At South Dakota Mines, our world-renowned professors "invent tomorrow" by preparing the engineering and science leaders of the future -- creating new ideas that drive global research, industry, and policy. With one of the best student-to-faculty ratios of any leading public engineering and science university, graduate students have the opportunity to work with a wide range of professors on a wide range of research and academic initiatives, building close relationships that continue well beyond graduation.

South Dakota Mines faculty members also develop close working relationships with each other across disciplines, especially when it comes to research initiatives. They also collaborate with industry as the university moves forward to help solve the engineering and science problems of today and tomorrow, as well as generate economic development in the region and the state.

Contact Us

Graduate Education Office
South Dakota Mines
Attention: Graduate Education, Mail stop C2201
501 East St. Joseph St.
Rapid City, SD 57701-3995
Phone: (605) 355-3468
E-mail Graduate Education

How to Apply

Contact the program coordinator of the program you are interested in, and then apply online.

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