Materials Science
Graduate Program at Colorado School of Mines

Materials Science
Graduate Program at Colorado School of Mines

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

You’re an out-of-the-box thinker who wants to solve some of the biggest global challenges. You want a meaningful career that will allow you to design, study and manipulate materials for new applications. Mines’ Materials Science graduate program will help you get there. In this unique, multidisciplinary program, you will learn under top-notch scientists and engineers to design, fabricate, characterize and measure materials from the atomic to the macro scale and use your understanding of structure-processing-property relationships to enable advancements across disciplines. With a Mines degree, your opportunities will be limitless.

support

fellowships to
enhance the Mines
experience

two bags of money

$74,167 median
salary, Bureau of
Labour Statistics

research

18 research centers
affiliated with
materials science

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Requirements and Costs

MASTER OF SCIENCE (NON-THESIS, INCLUDING DUAL DEGREE PROGRAM)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Materials Science or a related field (undergraduate program should have included a background in science fundamentals and engineering principles)
  • Statement of purpose letter: present your professional and personal goals
  • Resume/CV
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY requirement

MASTER OF SCIENCE (THESIS)

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, materials science or related field
  • Statement of purpose letter: present your professional and personal goals
  • Resume/CV
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY requirement 

DOCTORATE

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, materials science or related field
  • Statement of purpose letter: present your professional and personal goals
  • Resume/CV
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • 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**$17,154$38,466
Fees*$2,378$2,378
Room & Board$16,700$16,700
Books & Supplies$1,500$1,500
Misc. Expenses$1,800$1,800
Transportation$1,300$1,300
Total$41,013$62,325
**Cost per credit hour$1,087$2,269

*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.

Mark Graham

“I came to Mines for the amazing research opportunities, but have also really enjoyed the location and outdoor activities.”

Mark Graham
PhD Candidate, Materials Science

 

  • Design engineer
  • Materials engineer
  • Product/process development scientist
  • Research scientist
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Geotechnical engineer
  • Institute of Molecular Science
  • Special Aerospace Services
  • Emerson
  • EOS
  • IM Flash Technologies
  • Lockheed Martin
  • University of California – Santa Barbara

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Degree Options

PhD

  • Materials Science

Master’s

  • Materials Science (Non-Thesis)
  • Materials Science (Thesis)

Dual Master’s

With University of Bordeaux

  • Materials Science Non-Thesis/Physical Chemistry and Chemical Physics (PCCP)