Materials Science

Graduate Program at Colorado School of Mines

Materials Science

Graduate Program at Colorado School of Mines


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.

The Materials Science graduate program at Mines 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.


Fellowships to
enhance the Mines

two bags of money

$74,167 median
salary, Bureau of
Labour Statistics


18 research centers
affiliated with
materials science

Requirements and Costs


  • Bachelor’s degree: Required 
  • GRE: Not Required
  • Letters of Recommendation: Required – two letters. Only one letter of recommendation is required for current Mines students or Mines alumni.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV): Required
  • Statement of Purpose: Required
  • Transcript(s): Required. Must be submitted for all schools attended (unofficial transcripts accepted for admissions review and must show successful completion of any required prerequisite course(s).
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY requirement

Master’s Thesis

  • 2023 admissions application requirements coming soon


  • 2023 admissions application requirements coming soon


For additional information about these admissions requirements, please refer to the Admissions Requirements page

 Colorado ResidentOut-of-State Student
Room & Board$17,496$17,496
Books & Supplies$1,500$1,500
Misc. Expenses$1,800$1,800
**Cost per credit hour$982$2,201

*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.

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Career Outcomes

  • 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

Degree Options

Master’s Non-Thesis

  • Materials Science 

Dual Master’s Non-Thesis

With the University of Bordeaux

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

Master’s Thesis

  • Materials Science 


  • Materials Science