Graduate Admissions

Applications are currently being accepted in some programs for the Fall 2017 semester. Contact us today!

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FALL (AUGUST) February 15
August 15
January 15

Applications can be considered after the stated deadlines in most programs, although admission and funding are not guaranteed. International applications are typically considered for self-funded admission until May 15; self-funded domestic applications are accepted until July 1.

When you become a graduate student at the School of Mines, you'll enjoy all the advantages you'd expect from one of the nation's premier engineering and science schools:

  • an exhilarating learning environment led by a distinguished faculty
  • outstanding academic programs leading to Master of Science and Doctoral degrees
  • cutting-edge research initiatives, in state-of-the-art research centers and laboratories

Visit our About SD Mines page, talk to faculty in the department you're interested in, or come for a visit. We think you'll find Mines lives up to its reputation for outstanding education value.

Why should you go to Graduate School? - A presentation by Dr. Doug Wells, Dean of Graduate Education

Can't attend on campus? SD Mines offers 3 Master of Science degree programs that can be taken via our Distance Education program, designed to accommodate the schedules of working professionals. ( Certificate programs are also available for those seeking education to help propel existing careers.)

Graduate Education Office

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
501 East St. Joseph St.
Chemistry Building,
Room 2201
Rapid City, SD 57701-3995

Phone: (605) 355-3468
Fax: (605) 394-1767
E-mail Graduate Education

Master of Engineering

Our new Master of Engineering program, a course-work only professional program, begins Fall 2016