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 graduate 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.

South Dakota Mines Online

South Dakota Mines offers professional master's programs online to help advance your career to the next level. You can take classes from anywhere in the world to help with our award-winning faculty. 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 like you have the opportunity to work directly with professors on a wide range of research and academic initiatives, building close relationships that continue well beyond graduation.

South Dakota Mines faculty members develop close working relationships other across disciplines to achieve innovative solutions on the frontier of knowledge. They also collaborate with industry professionals from companies who lead the market today to help solve the engineering and science problems of tomorrow. With a focus on entrepreneurship, Mines faculty and students invent, patent, and build startup companies, driving economic development in the region and the world.

Contact Us

Graduate Education Office
South Dakota Mines
Attention: Graduate Education, Mail stop C2201
501 East St. Joseph St.
Rapid City, SD 57701-3995

(605) 355-3468
Graduate Education

How to Apply

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

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