Graduate Admissions

Applying to graduate school is an important step in achieving your future goals, academically and professionally. The world has become more and more competitive, especially in the areas of engineering, science, technology and mathematics. Advancing your technical skills through coursework and research can play a big role in helping you compete in this rapidly changing world.

We are excited that you are considering Colorado School of Mines. As you research our graduate academic programs we believe you will find that we offer a unique combination of technical expertise and a high-class learning environment well suited to meet your needs. Our graduate programs have been built with you in mind and have achieved outstanding results through the work of students like you, our esteemed faculty, and our staff.

We encourage you to use our online application.

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The Graduate School at Mines is open to graduates from four-year baccalaureate programs at recognized colleges and universities. Admission to all graduate programs is competitive, based on an evaluation of academic performance (undergraduate or graduate), test scores and references. Each department evaluates applications separately and admissions decisions are based on distinct admission criteria.

All application materials are submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies. Once an application file is complete, it is forwarded to the academic department review committee.

All applications should be submitted by the deadlines indicated. Please consult with the academic department if you wish to be considered beyond a deadline date.

We grant application fee waivers to students participating in the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program (please email Form & Letter Confirming McNair participation to: and GEM Fellows (through the National GEM Consortium).

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Please contact us at your convenience.


Colorado School of Mines
           engineering the way

Graduate School
Student Center E140
Golden, Colorado USA 80401-1887
(303) 273-3247
(800) 446-9488 x3247

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The Clery Act and Campus Security Report

The Colorado School of Mines Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report contains valuable information for all campus community members. The report is designed to inform you of campus crime and fire statistics and provide security policy statements as required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (the Clery Act), a federal law requiring institutions of higher education to annually disclose this information. For a printable PDF version, please click here: Campus Security and Fire Safety ReportPDF versionText only version. The university will provide prospective students a printed copy upon request.



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