Nuclear Science and Engineering

Graduate Program at Colorado School of Mines

Nuclear Science and Engineering

Graduate Program at Colorado School of Mines


As the world turns to alternative fuel sources, a growing demand for qualified nuclear engineers and scientists means this is a good time to advance your capabilities and become the next leader in the field.

As a student in the Nuclear Science and Engineering graduate program at Mines, you will gain the necessary knowledge of the complete nuclear fuel cycle and become an expert in areas such as uranium exploration and fuel processing, design, nuclear power system production and operation, fuel recycling, storage and waste remediation, radiation detection and related policy issues.

Whichever path you take, Mines will help you become a leader in your field and build a successful career.


Engaging research
conducted in multiple

salary increase

$107,600 median
salary for nuclear
engineers, BLS


Fully equipped
radiochemistry lab
for student experiments

Requirements and Costs

Master’s of Engineering 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

  • Nuclear engineer
  • Nuclear physicist
  • Nuclear medicine technologist
  • Nuclear design engineer
  • Nuclear pharmacist
  • Gamma astronomer
  • Duke Energy Corp.
  • Idaho National Laboratory
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • NREL
  • Naval Surface Warfare Center
  • Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station

Degree Options

Master’s of Engineering – Non-Thesis

  • Nuclear Engineering

Master’s Thesis

  • Nuclear Engineering


  • Nuclear Engineering