Electrical Engineering
Graduate Program at Colorado School of Mines

Electrical Engineering
Graduate Program at Colorado School of Mines

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Electrical Engineering Department at Colorado School of Mines is the top choice in Colorado for students who seek to become leaders in the engineering profession. The program provides cutting-edge educational training, research experience and project-based learning, with specialties in antenna and wireless communications, information and systems sciences and energy systems and power electronics as well as numerous opportunities to work in interdisciplinary fields.

Our highly accomplished and internationally recognized faculty conduct leading-edge research and have strong ties with local, national and international industrial partners, national laboratories and other research institutions. Students at all levels have the opportunity to conduct research with faculty and graduate with the skills needed in the workforce or academia.

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3 research areas
to choose from 

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$58,600 average
starting salary
(master’s)

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Partner with research
institutes like
NCAR and NREL

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Requirements and Costs

Certificate

  • Statement of purpose letter: present your professional and personal goals
  • Resume/CV

Master’s Thesis 

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, a physical science or mathematics with a grade-point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale
  • Statement of purpose letter: present your professional and personal goals
  • Resume/CV
  • Applicants that are NOT current Mines students, three letters of recommendation are required
  • Applicants who have graduated from Mines within the past five years are not required to submit GRE scores. Applicants from outside of Mines or that graduated from Mines more than five years ago must submit GRE scores
  • Mines accepts GRE scores from tests taken within five years of the date of entry
  • GRE with quantitative reasoning section score of 151* or higher preferred
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY requirement tab 

Master’s Non-Thesis

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, a physical science or mathematics with a grade-point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale
  • Statement of purpose letter: present your professional and personal goals
  • Resume/CV
  • Applicants that are NOT current Mines students, three letters of recommendation are required
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY requirement tab 

Doctorate

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, a physical science or mathematics with a grade-point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale
  • Statement of purpose letter: present your professional and personal goals
  • Resume/CV
  • Applicants that are NOT current Mines students, three letters of recommendation
  • Applicants who have graduated from Mines within the past five years are not required to submit GRE scores. Applicants from outside of Mines or that graduated from Mines more than five years ago must submit GRE scores
  • Mines accepts GRE scores from tests taken within five years of the date of entry
  • GRE with quantitative reasoning section score of 151 or higher preferred
  • 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.

CERTIFICATE

  • 12 credit hours of coursework

MASTER’S DEGREE

  • Thesis or Non-Thesis Option requires 30 credit hours
  • Requirements for the thesis MS are 24 hours of coursework and six credit hours of thesis research
  • The non-thesis option requires 30 credit hours of coursework
  • A maximum of six credit hours of  Independent Study can be used to fulfill degree requirements
  • There are three tracks in Electrical Engineering:
    1. Antennas and Wireless Communications (AWC)
    2. Energy Systems and Power Electronics (ESPE)
    3. Information and Systems Sciences (ISS)
  • Students are encouraged to decide between tracks before pursuing an advanced degree

DOCTORATE DEGREE

  • 72 credit hours of course work and research credits
  • Minimum of 36 credit hours of course work and a minimum of 24 credit hours of research is required
  • Remaining 12 credit hours required can be earned through research or coursework and students should consult with their advisor and/or thesis committee
  • There are three tracks in Electrical Engineering:
    1. Energy Systems and Power Electronics (ESPE)
    2. Information and Systems Sciences (ISS)
  • Students are encouraged to decide between tracks before pursuing an advanced degree

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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, ect.

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

Paige Granie“I currently work on inspiring K-12 students to pursue STEM education and become interested in STEM careers, which is not only a lot of fun, but also necessary for our future.”

Paige Granie
Student, Electrical Engineering

 

Career Outcomes

  • Aerospace engineer
  • Design engineer
  • IT consultant
  • Machine learning engineer
  • Multimedia programmer
  • Nuclear engineer
  • Technical author
  • Chevron
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
  • NEI Electric Power Engineering
  • TerumoBCT
  • Xcel Energy

Organizations recruiting Mines students at the 2019 Career Fair

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Degree Options

PhD

  • Electrical Engineering

Master’s

  • Electrical Engineering (Thesis and Non-Thesis)
  • Smart Grid, Power Electronics and Electric Power Systems (Thesis and Non-Thesis)

Certificate

  • Data Science for Signals and Systems
  • Smart-Grid, Power Electronics and Electrical Power Systems

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