Space Resources

Graduate Program at Colorado School of Mines

Space Resources

Graduate Program at Colorado School of Mines

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Want to learn how to identify, extract, and utilize resources beyond our planet? Mines has a degree for that. With the world’s first Space Resources graduate program, Mines prepares scientists, engineers, economists, entrepreneurs and policymakers to set the stage for a new era in space exploration and economic development.

Graduates in this program take advantage of Mines’ world-renowned expertise in terrestrial resources and energy systems and learn how this knowledge can be applied outside Earth. With guidance from a multidisciplinary group of experts in academia, space agencies and private companies, students will become leaders in this emerging and exciting field.

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Online degrees with students
from all continents

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First space resources
grad program in
the world

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Research projects in all
space-resources disciplines

Requirements and Costs

Graduate Certificate

  • GRE: Not Required
  • Letters of Recommendation: Not Required
  • 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
  • Online program information

Master’s Non-Thesis

  • Bachelor’s degree: Required
  • GRE: Not Required
  • Letters of Recommendation: Required – two letters. 
  • 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
  • Online program information

Doctorate

  • Bachelor’s degree: Required
  • GRE: Required – Not Required for Mines applicants
  • Letters of Recommendation: Required – two letters.
  • 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.
  • Online program information

The Space Resources graduate admissions committee may consider exceptional candidates who do not meet all the above requirements.

 

For additional information about these admissions requirements, please refer to the Admissions Requirements page

 

 

CREDIT HOURS TUITION 2020-21
Per Semester
1.0 $999
2.0 $1,998
3.0 $2,997
4.0 $3,996
5.0 $4,995
6.0 $5,994
7.0 $6,993
8.0 $7,992
9.0 $8,991
10.0 $9,990
11.0 $10,989
12.0 $11,988
13.0 $12,987
14.0 $13,986
15.0 $14,985
16.0 $15,984
17.0 $16,983
18.0 $17,982
19.0 $18,981

• Fees for students enrolled in Mines Online programs or courses are included in the cost of tuition ($999 per credit hour)
• Employer contributions are routinely applied to cover a portion of this cost
• Serious about a Mines program? Let Financial Aid help you consider payment options, identify employer contributions and more. We’re here to help.
• For students interested in the on-campus PhD option you can be find information about tuition and fees in this site

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Career Outcomes

A degree in Space Resources prepares students to work for government agencies, the private sector, the military, public policy think tanks and to start their own companies on the following areas:

  • Design and building of instruments for space resource identification
  • Design and building of equipment for drilling, excavation, extraction and processing of resources on the Moon, asteroids and planetary bodies
  • Design of space architectures and infrastructure incorporating the use of space resources
  • Participate on space missions to remotely explore for resources and operate equipment to extract them
  • Develop economic feasibility models for space resource utilization
  • Formulate and advance policies for the fair, responsible and sustainable use of resources in space

Degree Options

Graduate Certificate

  • Space Resources (online)

Master’s Non-Thesis

  • Space Resources (online)

PhD

  • Space Resources (residential or online)