Humanitarian Engineering and Science
Graduate Program at Colorado School of Mines

Humanitarian Engineering and Science
Graduate Program at Colorado School of Mines

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Mines graduates make an impact on the world. With innovative science and engineering-based solutions, they help improve the human condition and quality of life in communities on local and global scales. And Mines’ Humanitarian Engineering and Science graduate program provides the skills to make that impact last.

As a student in this program, you’ll gain the expertise, skills and hands-on experience to truly make a difference. Under the leadership of world-class faculty expertise in engineering, applied sciences and social sciences, you’ll graduate from Mines well-prepared for a successful career in development, corporate social responsibility or other areas that directly support the communities you seek to serve. You’ll make an impact—one that will change lives all around the world.

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Funding and
scholarships available

people around earth

International projects
supporting sustainable
community development

research

5 major research
areas available

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Requirements and Costs

Graduate Certificate

  • Updated curriculum vitae or resume
  • Transcripts for post-secondary degrees are required for all students
  • Undergraduate background in engineering or physical sciences recommended
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY requirement tab 
  • External applicants may substitute approved electives with courses brought from elsewhere with written permission from the HES program director

Master’s Thesis and Non-Thesis

  • Statement of purpose
  • Updated curriculum vitae or resume
  • Transcripts for post-secondary degrees are required for all students
  • Background in engineering or physical sciences
  • Three letters of recommendation are required for students pursuing the MS thesis option
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY requirement tab 
  • Mines undergraduate students may include up to six credits from their undergraduate program counted toward a combined BS/MS degree
  • External applicants may substitute approved electives with courses brought from elsewhere with written permission from the HES program director

*Due to Covid-19, students applying for spring 2021 and fall 2021 are not required to submit GRE scores for all degree levels.

 

MASTER OF SCIENCE (NON-THESIS)

  • 30 credits including 12 credits of required HES courses, 3 credits of approved elective classes and minimum 15 credits of classes approved by the affiliated department

MASTER OF SCIENCE (THESIS)

  • 12 credits of required HES courses; a minimum of 12 credits of approved affiliated department classes and 6 credits of MS thesis research on a thesis topic approved by the HES Director and affiliated department to make a total of 18 credits

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE

  • 9 credits of required HES courses

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

 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.

Molly Jane Roby

“I think the biggest takeaway I had from the Humanitarian Engineering Program is that development work is not about showing people a new technology that they should use, but rather working with the people to understand what they need, and then helping them develop their own tools and technologies out of their own knowledge and local resources.”

Molly Jany Roby ’11

 

  • Not for profits
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Peace Corps
  • International development
  • Community engagement
  • Engineering Service Corps
  • NGOs
  • Government agencies

Organizations recruiting Mines students at the 2019 Career Fair

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Degree Options

Master’s

  • Humanitarian Engineering and Science (Thesis)
  • Humanitarian Engineering and Science (Non-Thesis)

Graduate Certificate

  • Humanitarian Engineering and Science

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