Physics and Applied Physics

Graduate Program at Colorado School of Mines

Physics and Applied Physics

Graduate Program at Colorado School of Mines

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

If you want to work at the leading edge of physics research and become a trailblazer in academia or industry, Mines’ Physics and Applied Physics graduate program will get you there. Students work on cutting-edge research in areas such as condensed matter physics, applied optics, quantum physics, renewable energy and subatomic physics and have opportunities to collaborate with national labs and industry partners on local and international scales. Graduates will gain the skills and connections to advance their knowledge in the field and take their career to a new height.

money growth

9% projected job
growth 2018-28
BLS

two bags of money

#4 Best Value College in the U.S. (#1 in Colorado) by Payscale.com, 2021

research

Collaborative research
projects in a number
of areas

Requirements and Costs

Master’s Thesis

  • Bachelor’s degree: Required
  • GRE: Not Required
  • Letters of Recommendation: Required – three letters.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV): Required
  • Statement of Purpose: Required
  • Transcript(s): Required. Must be submitted for all schools attended (unofficial transcripts accepted for admissions review and must show successful completion of any required prerequisite course(s).
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY requirement.

Doctorate

  • Bachelor’s degree: Required
  • GRE: Not Required
  • Letters of Recommendation: Required – three letters.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV): Required
  • Statement of Purpose: Required
  • Transcript(s): Required. Must be submitted for all schools attended (unofficial transcripts accepted for admissions review and must show successful completion of any required prerequisite course(s).
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY requirement.

For additional information about these admissions requirements, please refer to the Admissions Requirements page

 Colorado ResidentOut-of-State Student
Tuition**$17,676$39,618
Fees*$2,520$2,520
Room & Board$17,496$17,496
Books & Supplies$1,500$1,500
Misc. Expenses$1,800$1,800
Transportation$1,300$1,300
Total$42,473$64,415
**Cost per credit hour$982$2,201

*Allowance for fees based on mandatory fees charged to all students. Does not include fees for orientation, library, yearbook, refrigerator rental, voice messaging, etc.

At less than 4.5 credit hours, you may be ineligible for financial aid.

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Career Outcomes

  • Applications engineer
  • Data analyst
  • Design engineer
  • Laser engineer
  • Systems analyst
  • Software developer
  • Optical engineer
  • Physics instructor
  • Cypress Semiconductor
  • Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Texas Instruments
  • United Launch Alliance

Degree Options

Master’s Thesis

  • Applied Physics

PhD

  • Physics