Environmental Engineering

Graduate Program at Colorado School of Mines

Environmental Engineering

Graduate Program at Colorado School of Mines

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Mines students are known for being stewards of Earth and the environment. They seek innovative solutions to challenges related to water and air pollution, recycling, waste disposal and public health. And the Mines Environmental Engineering Science graduate program provides the opportunity to take that knowledge further and make a difference in communities around the world. With a flexible curriculum and interdisciplinary approach, this graduate program allows students to tailor their Mines experience to best fit their personal and professional goals and build a successful career.

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8 research centers
affiliated with Mines’
CEE programs

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$66,955 average
starting salary
(master’s)

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1st National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for water

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Requirements and Costs

Master’s (Thesis and Non-Thesis)

  • A bachelor’s degree, preferably in a science or engineering discipline
  • Statement of purpose letter: present your professional and personal goals
  • Resume/CV
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • All admitted graduate students must submit GRE scores* prior to receiving an admissions decision. Mines accepts GRE scores from tests taken within five years of the date of entry. Applicants who have graduated from Mines within the past five years are not required to submit GRE scores
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY requirement tab 

Doctorate

  • A bachelor’s degree, preferably in a science or engineering discipline
  • Statement of purpose letter: present your professional and personal goals
  • Resume/CV
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • All admitted graduate students must submit GRE scores* prior to receiving an admissions decision. Mines accepts GRE scores from tests taken within five years of the date of entry. Applicants who have graduated from Mines within the past five years are not required to submit GRE scores
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY requirement tab 

*Due to Covid-19, students applying for master’s non-thesis and certificate programs for spring 2021 and fall 2021 are not required to submit GRE scores.

MASTER OF SCIENCE – Thesis

  • 30 total credit hours, consisting of coursework (24 hrs.), seminar, and research (6 hrs.). Students must also write and orally defend a research thesis

MASTER OF SCIENCE – Non-Thesis

  • 30 total credit hours, consisting of coursework (27 hrs.) and either a three-credit-hour research-based Independent Study (CEEN599) or a designated design course (3 hrs.) and seminar

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

  • 72 total credit hours, consisting coursework (at least 24 hrs.), seminar, and research (at least 24 hrs.). Students must also successfully complete written and oral qualifying examinations, prepare and present a dissertation proposal, and write and defend a doctoral dissertation. Ph.D. students are also expected to submit the dissertation work for publication in scholarly journals

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 Colorado ResidentOut-of-State Student
Tuition**$16,650$37,350
Fees*$2,412$2,412
Room & Board$16,700$16,700
Books & Supplies$1,500$1,500
Misc. Expenses$1,800$1,800
Transportation$1,300$1,300
Total$40,362$61,062
**Cost per credit hour$925$2,075

*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.

Juliane B. Brown“There is excellent, groundbreaking researching ongoing at Mines, yet it is still a small institution centered in a great community.”

Juliane B. Browne
PhD Candidate, Environmental Engineering

 

Career Outcomes

  • Environmental remediation engineer
  • Water project manager
  • Environmental health and safety director
  • Green building engineer
  • Air pollution control engineer
  • Antero Resources
  • BP Chemicals
  • Colorado Oil & Gas Association
  • Encana
  • Environmental Resources Management
  • Leidos
  • Water Research Foundation

Organizations recruiting Mines students at the 2019 Career Fair

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Degree Options

PhD

  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering Science

Master’s (Thesis and Non-Thesis)

  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering Science

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