Applying for Graduate Studies

Welcome to Colorado School of Mines Office of Graduate Admissions. Graduate studies application decisions are made by the academic departments, not admissions. If you would like to check the status of your completed application, please review your status in your applicant portal and contact the program you are applying to if your decision is still pending.

All applicants will begin to apply using the same link. The application will ask you for what term you would like to apply,  if you are degree-seeking (including certificates) or non-degree seeking, and more to adapt to your needs.

For questions regarding submitting your application, please contact


Application Deadlines




Application Fee Information

  • U.S. Citizens and U.S. Permanent Residents: Application fee – $75
  • International Citizens: Application fee – $95
  • The application fee is waived for current Mines students, alumni and staff
  • There is no application fee for non-degree applicants
  • GEM Fellowship applicants and students participating in the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program, please contact to verify your status and have your application fee waived

All admission decisions are final, with one exception. If your admission to Colorado School of Mines is denied based on information you provided on your application for admission regarding your criminal history, pending criminal charges, or disciplinary history at another academic institution, you have the right to an appeal. Appeals must be in writing and should be submitted to the Associate Provost for Enrollment Management at within 14 days of receipt of the admission decision. Appeals should include all relevant information you would like the Associate Provost to consider. You will be notified of the outcome of your appeal within 14 days of receipt.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, otherwise known as the Clery Act, is a federal law that requires institutions of higher education to provide current and prospective students and employees, the public, and the Department of Education with crime statistics and information about campus crime prevention programs and policies. Colorado School of Mines publishes the Annual Security and Fire Safety Guide by October 1 of each year to comply with the requirements of the Clery Act and contains policy statements, crime statistics, and fire statistics for the school. The policy statements address the school’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, for example, policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses. Three years of statistics are included for certain types of crime that were reported to have occurred on campus, in or on off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the school, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to our campuses. 

Access the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.  

You may also request a paper copy from the Mines Police Department or by emailing

Pursuant to 20 U.S.C. 1681 §106.8(a), Mines must designate and authorize at least one employee to coordinate its efforts to comply with Title IX.

The Title IX Coordinator is Katie Schmalzel.
Office: Title IX House, 1706 Illinois Street
Email: or
Phone: 303.273.3260