Graduate Admissions

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Thank you for your interest in graduate school at Colorado School of Mines

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. 

Learn about our graduate school programs, graduate school scholarships, letters of recommendation for graduate school and everything else you’ll need to know.

Mines by the numbers

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#1 Best Colleges in Colorado, Niche 2024

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#3 Best Engineering Colleges in the U.S., Money Magazine 2022

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Top 40 Public Universities, U.S. News & World Report, 2024


50+ Graduate Programs at a Top-Ranked R1 University

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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 research opportunities in a variety of unique research centers and teaching labs.

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Edgar Mine

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.

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Nuclear Science and Engineering Center (NSEC)

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.

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Ultrafast Science Research Lab

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.

At Colorado School of Mines, 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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