Colorado School of Mines is a research university long known for its excellent academic programs in engineering and applied science, and its specialized and focused mission to enhance understanding of the earth, energy and the environment — Mines is helping find answers to some of the major problems of our times.
Mines' accredited undergraduate programs are highly selective, and our renowned faculty create a challenging and supportive learning environment for our students.
Our graduates are in great demand by companies and government agencies around the world. Mines' rigorous degree programs provide a technical education and students receive exposure and training in areas such as communication, leadership, teamwork and ethics. Additionally, our extensive laboratory infrastructure ensures students have plenty of hands-on training in their coursework.
Graduate students join a community of scholars who are global leaders in their fields. Research funding from government agencies and private corporations supports cutting-edge work in alternative and traditional energy resources, mineral economics, earth sciences, materials, and environmental science and engineering. Strong partnerships with local government laboratories, including the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the Bureau of Reclamation and the United States Geological Survey, provide rich opportunities for students to become involved in world-class research.