Current Mines Students, Alumni, Staff and Faculty

INTERESTED IN A GRAD DEGREE AT MINES?


Applying to earn a graduate degree at Mines just got easier.  The application fee for all current students, alumni, faculty and staff is waived.  Simply respond to the prompts in the application appropriately indicating your affiliation and the the fee will be covered.

CURRENT MINES UNDERGRADS

GRADUATE ADMISSIONS FOR CURRENT MINES UNDERGRADS


All Mines undergraduate students interested in applying for a graduate degree program as a combined BS/(Master’s or Doctoral) degree student should:

  • Contact the academic department offering the graduate degree or the Office of Admissions for application requirement details. Requirements vary by department.
  • Submit the graduate admissions application during your junior year.
  • Be admitted and submitted your intent to enroll by census day of your last semester as an undergraduate.

Application requirements for Mines undergraduate students

  • Application Fee: Waived. Respond to the prompts in the application appropriately indicating your affiliation and the the fee will be covered.
  • Transcript: You will need to submit one (1) official copy of transcripts from all universities/colleges you have attended. Official Mines undergraduate/graduate transcripts are not needed. Please pull your Mines unofficial transcript from Trailhead and upload this as your unofficial Mines transcript.
  • Three letters of recommendation: Please have your recommenders submit letters through the online application system or by email to: grad-admissions@mines.edu. Letters of recommendation should be solicited from sources knowledgeable of your academic and professional capabilities. They should also describe your qualifications for the specific degree program into which you are applying. You should always contact recommenders to discuss using them as a reference. Please contact the Office of Admissions or your department of interest to determine the number of letters required.
  • GRE: Many departments waive the GRE requirement for Mines undergraduate students applying to a combined program. However, some departments require the GRE for combined program students. Please contact the Office of Admissions or your department of interest to determine if the GRE is required.
  • Statement of Goals: The purpose of the statement of goals is to introduce yourself to the Graduate Admissions Review Committee. In the statement, you should address professional and personal goals, as well as why Colorado School of Mines would be the best place to achieve those goals. In addition, any skills or experience you have that you think are applicable to a Teaching Assistantship or Research Assistantship award should be addressed in the statement. It is typically one to two pages in length.
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV): You will need to upload a current resume. The Career Center is a great resource!

You may check the status of your application within your Applicant Portal.

When applying to the combined program, we suggest that you:

  • Visit the Combined Registration Page for detailed information about the Combined Program. Contact the Office of Admissions, if you have any questions.
  • Contact the Financial Aid Office to see how the Combined Program will impact any aid you may be receiving.
  • Contact the Registrar’s Office to verify your undergraduate graduation date and for information about completing the required forms.

Application Requirement Waivers by Program – Note: waivers are for those applying to non-thesis programs.

MajorsStatement of GoalsLetters of RecommendationResumeGREWaiver Time Limit
ALL Current Mines UG NT ApplicantsSee MajorSee MajorSee MajorWaivedALL Current Mines UG NT Applicants
Advanced Energy SystemsRequiredWaivedRequiredWaivedWaived within 5 years of attendance at Mines
Advanced ManufacutringRequiredWaivedRequiredWaivedWaived within 5 years of attendance at Mines, LORs waived for Cert for all students
Applied Mathematics and StatisticsWaivedWaivedWaived WaivedWaived for ALL Current and past Mines Students
Applied PhysicsRequired3 Letters RequiredRequiredWaivedWaived within 5 years of attendance at Mines
Chemical EngineeringRequired3 Letters RequiredRequiredWaived**Current Mines Undergraduates and ALL NT applicants
ChemistryRequired3 Letters RequiredRequiredWaivedWaived within 5 years of attendance at Mines
Civil and Environmental EngineeringRequired3 Letters RequiredRequiredWaivedWaived within 5 years of attendance at Mines
Computer ScienceRequiredWaived*RequiredWaived**Letters waived for Combined Applicants ONLY - GRE up to 5 years
Data ScienceRequired3 Letters RequiredRequiredWaivedWaived within 5 years of attendance at Mines
Data Science for Signals and Systems CertificateRequiredWaivedRequiredWaivedWaived within 5 years of attendance at Mines
Earth Resources Development EngineeringRequired3 Letters RequiredRequiredWaived**Waived for Current Undergraduates or Within 6 months of attendance at Mines
Economic GeologyRequiredWaivedRequiredWaivedWaived within 5 years of attendance at Mines
Electrical EngineeringRequiredWaived*RequiredWaived**Letters waived for Combined Applicants ONLY - GRE up to 5 years
Engineering and Technology ManagementRequired3 Letters RequiredRequiredWaived*Waived within 5 years of attendance at Mines *Waived for all Applicants with GPA 3.0 or above
Environmental Engineering ScienceRequired3 Letters RequiredRequiredWaivedWaived within 5 years of attendance at Mines
Environmental GeochemistryRequired3 Letters RequiredRequiredRequiredNo Waivers
Exploration MethodsRequiredWaivedRequiredWaivedWaived within 5 years of attendance at Mines
GeochemistryRequired3 Letters RequiredRequiredRequiredNo Waivers
Geological EngineeringRequired4 Letters RequiredRequiredWaived*Waived for Current UG
GeologyRequired3 Letters RequiredRequiredRequiredNo Waivers
GeophysicsRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredThesis - no waivers for UG Non-Thesis - waived LOR's for current Mines UG only
Geophysical EngineeringRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredThesis - no waivers for UG Non-Thesis - waived LOR's for current Mines UG only
GIS and GeoinformaticsRequired3 Letters RequiredRequiredWaivedWaived within 5 years of attendance at Mines
Humanitarian EngineeringRequired3 Letters RequiredRequiredWaived**Waived for Current UG
HydrologyRequired3 Letters RequiredRequiredWaivedWaived within 5 years of attendance at Mines
IFPIRequiredWaivedRequiredWaivedWaived for IFPI
Materials ScienceRequired3 Letters RequiredRequiredWaived**Waived for Current UG > 3.0 GPA
Mechanical EngineeringRequiredWaivedRequiredWaived*Letters waived for Combined Applicants ONLY - GRE up to 5 years
Metallurgical and Materials EngineeringRequired3 Letters RequiredRequiredWaived**Waived for Current UG > 3.0 GPA
Mineral and Energy EconomicsRequired1 Letter Required*RequiredWaived**Combined Applicants ONLY
Mineral ExplorationRequired2 letters RequiredRequiredWaived*Waived for ALL Applicants
Mining EngineringRequired3 Letters RequiredRequiredWaived**Waived for Current Undergraduates or Within 6 months of attendance at Mines
Natural Resource and Energy Policy (HASS)Required3 Letters RequiredRequiredWaivedWaived within 5 years of attendance at Mines
Nuclear EngineeringRequired3 Letters RequiredRequiredWaived**Waived for Current UG
Operations Research with EngineeringRequired3 Letters RequiredRequiredWaivedWaived within 5 years of attendance at Mines
Petroleum EngineeringRequired1 Non-Mines letter RequiredRequiredRequiredOnly 1 letter required for Undergraduates
Petroleum Engineering Dual Degree (Leoben Dual Degree)Required1 Non-Mines letter RequiredRequiredRequiredOnly 1 letter required for Undergraduates
Petroleum Reservior SystemsRequired3 Letters RequiredRequiredWaivedGRE Waived for ALL
Physical Chemistry and Chemical Physics - Dual MT Degree (Ubx)Required3 Letters RequiredRequiredWaived**Waived for Current UG > 3.0 GPA
PhysicsRequired3 Letters RequiredRequiredWaivedWaived within 5 years of attendance at Mines
Quantitative Biosciences and EngineeringRequired3 Letters RequiredRequiredWaived**Waived for Current UG
QuantumRequiredRequired**RequiredWaivedGRE and LORS waived for Current UG - LORs and GRE waived for ALL NT and Cert
Resource Commodity Analytics CertificateRequiredWaivedRequiredWaivedWaived within 5 years of attendance at Mines
Rf and Microwave Engineering CertificateRequiredWaivedRequiredWaivedWaived within 5 years of attendance at Mines
RoboticsRequired3 Letters RequiredRequiredWaived*Waived within 5 years of attendance at Mines > 3.2 GPA
Smart GridRequiredWaived*RequiredWaived**Letters waived for Combined Applicants ONLY - GRE up to 5 years
Space Resources Required2 letters RequiredRequiredWaived*Only 2 letters required for NT and PhD. Certs require no LORs. *Waived for Current UG
Underground Construction and Tunnel EngRequired3 Letters RequiredRequiredWaivedWaived within 5 years of attendance at Mines
MINES ALUMNI

GRADUATE ADMISSIONS FOR MINES ALUMNI


Mines alums, we’re here to help you take the next steps forward with another Mines degree.  If you earned your Bachelor’s within the past five years, some of your requirements may be waived.  Please contact your intended program to learn more.  

Mines alumni are not required to provide Mines official transcripts.  Please upload your unofficial transcripts at the time of application. All other application requirements are required for consideration. Please follow the application instructions that apply to you. 

Application Fee: Waived. Respond to the prompts in the application appropriately indicating your affiliation and the the fee will be covered.

Domestic ApplicantsInternational Applicants | Non-degree Applicants

MINES FACULTY AND STAFF

GRADUATE ADMISSIONS FOR MINES FACULTY AND STAFF


Take advantage of your tuition benefits in addition to having your application fee waived.  All other application requirements are required for consideration. Please follow the application instructions that apply to you. 

Application Fee: Waived. Respond to the prompts in the application appropriately indicating your affiliation and the the fee will be covered.

Domestic ApplicantsInternational Applicants | Non-degree Applicants

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