Earning a Ph.D.: Passion Plus Focus

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&trsquo; understanding of themselves and their role in contemporary society.

Why Mines?

Doctoral graduates advance the state of the art of their disciplines by integrating and building on existing knowledge while creating new knowledge through their Ph.D. program. Through the Ph.D., students conduct independent research that addresses relevant disciplinary issues and they share the results and impact of that work by sharing their findings with peers, decision makers and the general public.

At Mines, we want our Ph.D. graduates will be scholars and international leaders who exhibit the highest standards of integrity and leave here prepared to advance their professions and assume leadership positions in industry, government and academia.

We seek students who demonstrate intellectual curiosity, intellectual integrity, the ability to think critically and argue persuasively and a passion for life-long learning. Visit Colorado School of Mines and learn how you can be part of a dedicated and passionate community of scholars.