Take the Next Step with a Master’s Degree

With a focus on responsible stewardship of the Earth, Colorado School of Mines places particular emphasis on those fields related to the discovery, production and utilization of resources needed to improve the quality of life of the world’s inhabitants and to sustain the earth system upon which all life and development depend. Mines is devoted to creating an engineering and technology focused learning community that provides students with perspectives informed by business, entrepreneurship, the humanities and social science — perspectives that also enhance students’ understanding of themselves and their role in contemporary society.

Colorado School of Mines offers a wide variety of masters-level degree programs that include thesis and non-thesis Master of Science programs, Master of Engineering programs, Professional Master’s programs and a Master of International Political Economy of Resources.

The Benefits of a Graduate Degree

The master’s degree adds specialized knowledge to a student’s baccalaureate degree or expands it through the study of a different discipline or specialization. Mater’s degrees are desirable for the added knowledge, focus and overall professional development experience that they afford. Many students seek a master’s degree to take the next step in their career, to branch out in new areas or as a step on the path to a Ph.D.

At Mines, master’s graduates contribute to the advancement of their chosen professions and disciplines through adopting, applying and evaluating state-of-the-art practices. There expertise is sought by organizations and recognized as technologically advanced and abreast of the latest scholarship.

Professional Master’s Programs

Mines awards specialized, career-oriented non-thesis master’s degrees. These are custom-designed, interdisciplinary degrees, each with a curriculum meeting the career advancement needs of a particular group of professionals in a field that is part of Mines role and mission.

Master of Science and Master of Engineering Programs

Graduate study at Mines can lead to one of a number of thesis and non-thesis based Master’s degrees, depending on the interests of the student. All Master’s degree programs share the same academic requirements for grades, definition of minor programs, and the need to apply for admission to candidacy.

Master’s Along the Way

P.hD. students who have been admitted into a degree program may add, with departmental approval, a master’s degree with the exact same degree title.

Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Programs

Several degree programs offer Mines’ undergraduate students the opportunity to begin work on a graduate degree while completing the requirements of their bachelor’s degree. These programs can give students a head start on graduate education.