Petroleum Engineering

Graduate Program at Colorado School of Mines

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Energy and access is one of the foremost challenges the world faces today, and we need the best engineers to fulfill the ever-increasing demand. With a graduate degree in Petroleum Engineering from Mines, you will become a leading expert in this field and find innovative solutions to issues related to hydrocarbon, geothermal and wind energy. With multidisciplinary teamwork, industry and government partnerships and hands-on research, you will gain a world-class education that will set you up for unparalleled professional success.

research

8 main areas
of research available

 

money

$128,333 average
starting salary
(master’s)

 

award

ABET accredited
since 1936

 

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Requirements and Costs

All Applicants

  • Must have taken core engineering, math and science courses before applying
  • Three letters of recommendation must accompany the application

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

  • GRE score of 159 or better
  • GPA 3.0 or higher
  • If applicant’s native language is not English, a satisfactory TOEFL score must also be provided

MASTER OF SCIENCE

  • GRE score of 155 or better

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

  • Minimum 48 credit hours coursework
  • Minimum 30 credit hours research beyond Bachelor’s degree
  • Write and defend a doctoral thesis

MASTER OF ENGINEERING (Non-Thesis)

  • Minimum 30 credit hours graduate coursework

MASTER OF SCIENCE

  • Minimum 24 credit hours graduate coursework
  • Minimum 6 hours research credit

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, ect.

At less than 4.5 credit hours, you may be ineligible for financial aid.

 

Bianca Levy Sgroi Geranutti“After visiting Mines in 2015 as an exchange student, I knew I wanted to come back to complete my master’s degree. There are very experienced professors in terms of field work and I feel very supported here as a student.”

Bianca Levy Sgroi Geranutti
Graduate Student, Petroleum Engineering

 

Career Outcomes

  • Petroleum engineer
  • Petroleum geologist
  • Exploration
  • Petroleum engineering professor
  • Development engineer
  • Anadarko Petroleum Corp.
  • Chevron
  • EOG Resources
  • Liberty Outfield Services
  • Navigation Energy
  • Trace Integrated Geophysics
  • Wood Group

 

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Degree Options

PhD

  • Petroleum Engineering

Master’s of Engineering

  • Petroleum Engineering (Non-Thesis)

Master’s of Science

  • Petroleum Engineering 
  • Petroleum Engineering Dual Degree between Colorado School of Mines and University of Leoben

 

 

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July 1 deadline