Graduate Admissions

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At Mines, leading the way in applied science, engineering and mathematics is just the beginning. As a graduate student at Mines, you’ll find yourself surrounded by fellow innovators, experts, entrepreneurs and future leaders who strive to address the greatest challenges that face our planet—and beyond.

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The application for spring and fall 2024 programs is open! Use the “apply now” button to submit your application today.

 

2024 application deadlines: Residential

The following deadlines apply to residential (on-campus) master’s non-thesis and graduate certificate programs*:

Domestic U.S. students:

  • Spring 2024: December 15, 2023
  • Fall 2024: August 1, 2024

International students:

  • Spring 2024: October 1, 2023
  • Fall 2024: March 1, 2024

2024 application deadlines: Online

The following deadlines apply to online master’s non-thesis and graduate certificate programs for domestic U.S. & international:

  • Fall 2023 III (October 18 start): October 1, 2023
  • Spring 2024 I & II (January 9 start): January 2, 2024
  • Spring 2024 III (March 11 start): March 1, 2024
  • Fall 2024 I & II (August 21 start): August 1, 2024
  • Fall 2024 III (October 18 start): October 1, 2024
  • Fall 2023 III (October 18 start): October 1, 2023
  • Spring 2024 I & II (January 9 start): January 2, 2024
  • Spring 2024 III (March 11 start): March 1, 2024
  • Fall 2024 I & II (August 21 start): August 1, 2024
  • Fall 2024 III (October 18 start): October 1, 2024

2024 application deadlines: Master’s Thesis & Doctorate (PHD) Programs

The following deadlines apply tomaster’s thesis and doctorate programs for domestic U.S. & international:

Spring 2024

Degree ProgramInternational*Domestic
December 15March 1July 1

There is no application fee for the non-degree application.

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Groundbreaking research opportunities

Join us on the cutting-edge of innovation and research.

As a Carnegie R1 research institution, Mines offers students invaluable, hands-on in a variety of unique research centers and teaching labs.

This site offers hands-on experience in the operation of a modern, full-scale mine. This underground and surface field research laboratory is an invaluable component of the education of mining, geological, petroleum, explosives and other engineering disciplines at Mines.

These laboratories support ongoing, exciting research in nuclear reactor design and operation, radiochemistry, nuclear materials, nuclear forensics, radiation imaging, nuclear physics and nuclear non-proliferation.

A state-of-the-art facility where the researchers both develop the ultra-optical technology and use it to advance microscopes for fields that include biology to advanced manufacturing.

Mines graduate community — We climb together

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When you attend graduate school at Mines, you’ll be joining a welcoming community of innovators, change-makers and those who don’t just want to live the future—they want to build it.

As a Carnegie R1 research institution, Mines offers students invaluable, hands-on research opportunities in a variety of unique research centers and teaching labs.

At 鶹, we’ve cultivated a graduate community unlike any other. With close mentorship from top-tier faculty, hands-on experiences and an extensive network of Mines peers and alumni, you’ll have the tools and resources to pursue your passion.

But that’s just the beginning. Our graduate students also have the opportunity to engage with all aspects of being an Oredigger. From our unique traditions like E-Days and the M Climb to watching our nationally ranked DII football team take the field, there are so many ways to engage with the graduate community to make the most of your time at Mines.

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