Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Graduate Program at Colorado School of Mines

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Problem solver. Hands-on explorer. Innovative thinker. Sound like the kind of leader you want to be in your career? Mines can help get you there. Pursuing a graduate degree in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at Mines provides a well-rounded education with practically oriented experiences and specialization in physical and mechanical metallurgy, physiocochemical processing of materials and ceramic engineering. With six research centers and close relationships with partners like CoorsTek and Arcelor Mittal, this program will give you the expertise and connections to take your career to the next level.

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4 fellowships to
enhance the Mines’
experience

money

$75,138 average
salary for metallurgical
engineers

 

research

18 materials-related
research centers

 

Requirements and Costs

  • A bachelor’s degree, preferably in a science or engineering discipline, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 preferred
  • All admitted graduate students must submit GRE scores prior to receiving an admissions decision. Mines accepts GRE scores from tests taken within five years of the date of entry
  • GRE quantitative percentage of 60% preferred
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, a TOEFL score of 79 or higher (or 550 for the paper-based test, 213 for the computer-based test) is required. In lieu of a TOEFL score, an IELTS score of 6.5 or higher will be accepted
  • Applicants must also submit three letters of recommendation and an official undergraduate transcript

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

 Colorado ResidentOut-of-State StudentOnline Student
Tuition**$16,650$37,350$17,982
Fees*$2,412$2,412$0
Room & Board$16,700$16,700$16,700
Books & Supplies$1,500$1,500$1,500
Misc. Expenses$1,800$1,800$1,800
Transportation$1,300$1,300$1,300
Total$40,362$61,062$39,282
**Cost per credit hour$925$2,075$999

*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

 

Career Outcomes

  • Metallurgical engineer
  • Process engineer
  • Minerals processing engineer
  • Design engineer

 

  • AK Steel
  • Honeywell
  • NREL,
  • Blue Origin
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Freeport-McMoRan
  • Global Foundries

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Degree Options

Masters of Engineering

  • Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Masters of Science

  • Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

PhD

  • Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

 

APPLICATION DUE DATES

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FALL 2020