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Graduate Degree Programs in Nuclear Engineering

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Degrees Offered
  Nuclear Engineering M.S., Ph.D.
Enrollment Details
Participating Staff
   Academic Faculty  25
Admissions Information
   GRE General Test is required
   GRE Subject Test is not required
   TOEFL exam is required (international)
Admissions Statistics
   Average GRE Quantitative  154
   Average GRE Verbal  155
   Average GPA (4.0 scale)  3.47
   Percent applicants accepted  71%

Expand your knowledge base and innovate in the variable fields of nuclear science and nuclear engineering with a graduate degree from Mines. Nuclear Science and Engineering is an interdisciplinary program that draws on substantial contributions from faculty across a broad spectrum of academic disciplines. Faculty participating in the program have the breadth of expertise to address all aspects of the nuclear fuel life cycle; from fuel exploration and processing, through nuclear power systems production, design and operation, to fuel recycling, storage and waste remediation and radiation damage and the policy issues surrounding each of these activities.


Financial aid is available to outstanding students through student teaching and research assistantships and fellowships. TA and RA contracts typically cover one academic year. Most are awarded in the fall and may be renewable. The application for admission includes a section regarding financial support. Notification of award is usually done at time of admission. Complete applications should be submitted by the deadline to insure priority consideration for financial support.

Degree Programs

  • Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering (thesis and non-thesis)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nuclear Engineering


The Nuclear Science and Engineering program at Mines stresses the entire nuclear fuel life cycle. Mines faculty have expertise in:

  • Nuclear physics
  • Nuclear materials refining, processing and forming
  • Exploration for, extraction and milling of ores
  • Recycling and disposal of spent fuel
  • Monitoring of fuel repository degradation
  • Remediation of nuclear contaminants
  • Energy production
  • Heat transport
  • Materials fatigue, corrosion, and welding and joining
  • Instrumentation and control
  • Radiation detection and measurement
  • Environmental impact
  • Health physics and risk assessment
  • International political economy
  • Public policy analysis


Dr. Mark Jensen, Program Director
Nuclear Science and Engineering Program
Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-273-3785


Colorado School of Mines
            engineering the way

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