Mineral and Energy Economics

Graduate Program at Colorado School of Mines

Mineral and Energy Economics

Graduate Program at Colorado School of Mines


Want to gain a highly marketable degree that will allow you to make important contributions to the energy industry and wider world? Mines will make it happen.

Graduates in the world-renowned Mineral and Energy Economics program at Mines gain the skills necessary for understanding the complex interactions of markets and policy that influence the energy, mineral and environmental industries. The specialized program focuses on applied quantitative tools and models that form a foundation for sound business and public policy and will help propel your career forward to make a difference.

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Dual degree option
with Institut Français du
Petrole in Paris

two bags of money

$116,300 average
starting salary


Academic partner with
Global Association of
Risk Professionals

Requirements and Costs

Master’s Non-Thesis

  • 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

  • Industry
  • Banking and investment
  • Government
  • International organizations
  • Consulting firms
  • Payne Institute for Public Policy
  • State of Colorado
  • Argonne National Labs
  • BTU Analytics,
  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • NREL
  • Environmental Protection Agency

Degree Options

Master’s of Science

  • Mineral and Energy Economics
  • Dual Degree: Petroleum Economics and Management & Mineral and Energy Economics


  • Mineral and Energy Economics