Engineering and Technology Management

Graduate Program at Colorado School of Mines

Engineering and Technology Management

Graduate Program at Colorado School of Mines


You’ve built a career in STEM, but you’re looking to take that next step. You’re ready to become a leader who can apply your technical knowledge to something bigger. Mines’ Engineering and Technology Management graduate program will help get you there.

In this accelerated one-year program, you will learn how to think critically about a wide range of interdisciplinary issues and ideas and apply your technical skills to leadership opportunities in industry and government. By taking advantage of the world-class expertise and incomparable partnerships available at Mines, you will gain a new set of skills that will enhance your career—whether that be in engineering or technology management, investment analysis, risk management and more.

Mines builds leaders. And it could be you.

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Accelerated one-year

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$83,441 average
starting salary offer

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Leadership development
emphasized to enhance
team-building skills

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Requirements and Costs

Master’s (Thesis and Non-Thesis)

  • Personal statement that:
    • Illustrates a strong interest in energy, minerals or related environmental and technological issues
    • Includes examples of strong leadership potential as demonstrated by previous academic, personal and employment successes
  • No official minimum GPA for admittance into the program required, although higher GPAs increase the likelihood of admission
  • Resume/CV
  • Applicants that are NOT current Mines students, with a GPA below 3.0 must submit three letters of recommendation
  • No GRE required for applicants with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale*
  • 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.

The MS degree in engineering and technology management involves 30 credit hours of course work. There is a set of core courses required of all students in the ETM program. Each student then can tailor his or her studies by selecting an area of focus or by completing courses in any focus group.

Non-Thesis Option Course work

  • 15 credits of core courses
  • 15 credits of elective courses

Thesis Option Course work

  • 15 credits of core courses
  • 9 credits of elective courses
  • 6 thesis research credits


 Colorado ResidentOut-of-State Student
Room & Board$16,700$16,700
Books & Supplies$1,500$1,500
Misc. Expenses$1,800$1,800
**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.

Caleb Thomas

“The ETM program taught me to apply a business-driven approach to the engineering concepts I learned as an undergraduate. It prepared me to be a more valuable engineer in the oil and gas industry.”

Caleb Thomas
MS Engineering and Technology Management, ’18


Career Outcomes

  • Client services analyst
  • Engineering group leader
  • Project manager
  • Quality engineer
  • Development review engineer
  • Program director
  • Operations manager
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Chevron
  • ExxonMobil
  • Invesco U.S.
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Walt Disney World

Organizations recruiting Mines students at the 2019 Career Fair


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Degree Options


  • Engineering and Technology Management (Non-Thesis)
  • Engineering and Technology Management (Thesis)


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