Accelerated Master's Programs

The accelerated master’s degree programs will enable a student to complete both a B.S. and M.S. degree in as little as 5 years. Up to 12 credits applied toward the B.S. program may be used to satisfy graduate credit requirements. See individual programs for the number of credits allowed by the program. More information is also available at the South Dakota Mines Online Catalog.

Students desiring to participate in the accelerated program are encouraged to apply at the end of their junior year; the deadline to apply is the start of the final semester of the bachelor's degree. 

Course Requirements

Courses must be taken at the 400/500/600 level. Courses taken at the 400 level are subject to the other requirements listed in the catalog. Only courses taken at South Dakota Mines are eligible for dual credit. No transferred courses will be allowed to count toward the accelerated MS degree.

An additional 12 semester hours of graduate level credits taken as an undergraduate and not used to fulfill requirements for the undergraduate degree may be used toward a graduate degree (courses must be approved by the student’s graduate student advisory committee or advisor).

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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