Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Graduate Program at Colorado School of Mines

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Graduate Program at Colorado School of Mines

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Pursuing a graduate degree in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at Mines provides a well-rounded education with programs that advance the fundamentals of physical and mechanical metallurgy, physiocochemical processing of materials and ceramic engineering. With global industrial, laboratory, government and academic collaborations, this program will give you the expertise and connections to take your career to the next level.

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Requirements and Costs

Master’s Thesis 

  • A bachelor’s degree, preferably in a science or engineering discipline, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 preferred
  • Applicants who have graduated from Mines with a GPÅ of 3.0 or higher are not required to submit GRE scores. Applicants from outside of Mines or that graduated from Mines with a GPA below 3.0 must submit GRE scores
  • GRE quantitative percentage of 60% preferred
  • Mines accepts GRE scores from tests taken within five years of the date of entry
  • Statement of purpose letter: present your professional and personal goals
  • Resume/CV
  • Applicants must also submit three letters of recommendation and an official undergraduate transcript
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY requirement tab

Master’s Non-Thesis

  • A bachelor’s degree, preferably in a science or engineering discipline, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 preferred
  • Statement of purpose letter: present your professional and personal goals
  • Resume/CV
  • Applicants must also submit three letters of recommendation and an official undergraduate transcript
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY requirement tab

Doctorate

  • A bachelor’s degree, preferably in a science or engineering discipline, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 preferred
  • Applicants who have graduated from Mines with a GPÅ of 3.0 or higher are not required to submit GRE scores. Applicants from outside of Mines or that graduated from Mines with a GPA below 3.0 must submit GRE scores
  • GRE quantitative percentage of 60% preferred
  • Mines accepts GRE scores from tests taken within five years of the date of entry
  • Statement of purpose letter: present your professional and personal goals
  • Resume/CV
  • Applicants must also submit three letters of recommendation and an official undergraduate transcript
  • 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.

MASTER OF SCIENCE

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (Thesis)
  • 18 credit hours of coursework
  • Minimum 6 credit hours research
  • Graduate seminar (1 credit hour)
  • Presentation and defense of thesis

MASTER OF ENGINEERING

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (Non-Thesis)
  • 24 credit hours of coursework
  • Minimum 5 credit hours research/design
  • Graduate seminar (1 credit hour)

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

  • Minimum of 72 hours of course and research credits
  • Successful completion of written qualifying examination
  • Successful completion of thesis proposal
  • Prepare, submit and defend written thesis and pass defense of thesis examination

VIEW CATALOG

Thesis based students are generally supported by grants and contracts, providing stipend, tuition, fees and health insurance.

Non-thesis students are self-funded. The tuition, fees and typical expenses can be reviewed below.

 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.

 

“The MME graduate program at Mines provides students with a wide range of valuable technical and professional skills that will allow them to be successful in whatever avenue of materials engineering they pursue. The distinguished, yet approachable, faculty is really what sets this program apart, as their doors are always open to discuss course content, technical concepts, research, and professional development.”

Ginny Judge, PhD, 2020
Bhakta Rath and Sushama Rath Research Award Winner

 

Career Outcomes

  • Research and development in materials development and production 
  • National laboratories
  • Mining and extractive industry
  • Aerospace industry
  • Failure analysis and consulting
  • Automotive and heavy equipment industry
  • Oil and gas industry
  • Academia

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Degree Options

Masters of Engineering

  • Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

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  • Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

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