Navigating a PhD

PhD

 

Registration: Fall & Spring Semester

All Mines graduate students must have continuous registration (minimum of 1 or more credits).

  • Students register for classes in Trailhead
  • Students must register by the registration deadline (see academic calendar), or pay a $100 late registration fee.
  • Students may add/drop courses through census day (see academic calendar).  Any changes to a schedule after census day must be made through the Registrar’s Office.
  • Only courses for credit count towards full-time status.  Although students pay for audited courses (No Credit or NC), those courses do not count towards full-time status.
  • Students who wish to take a semester off (fall or spring) must submit a Leave of Absence form.
    • Students who do not submit the leave paperwork and do not register for the fall and/or spring semesters will be inactivated.  To resume studies at CSM, inactivated students will be required to re-apply for admission and will pay a $200 reactivation fee.

Tuition

Course Selection

Guidance on course selection is provided by departments, programs and advisors—see the Mines Graduate Catalog for information and course descriptions.

Minors

Visit the Degree Requirements-Minors page for details.

Graduate Transfer Credits

Visit the Transfer Credit page for details.

Academic Standing Rules

Visit the Academic Standing page for details.

Graduate Faculty List

Graduate Faculty are faculty members who may serve as a primary advisor for thesis-based students. All tenure/tenure track faculty are automatically granted Graduate Faculty status. Other eligible faculty members may apply for Graduate Faculty status by completing the Graduate Faculty Application form. Please note, this form is for use by faculty only, not students.

Eligible faculty include: Teaching faculty, research faculty, professors of practice, emeritus faculty and external joint appointees. Affiliate faculty, adjunct faculty and post-docs are not eligible for graduate faculty status.

Approved Graduate Faculty List

Name (Last, First)DepartmentInterdisciplinary Program
Aaen, PeterElectrical EngineeringQuantum Engineering
Abbud-Madrid, AngelMechanical EngineeringSpace Resources
Adams, DanielPhysics
Agarwal, SumitChemical and Biological EngineeringMaterials Science
Al-Jassim, Mowafac
Metallurgical and Materials EngineeringMaterials Science
Amery, HusseinHumanities Arts and Social SciencesHydrology
Amin Ahmadi, BenhamMechanical Engineering
Ammerman, RavelElectrical Engineering
Anderson, Corby G.Mining, Metallurgical and Materials EngineeringSpace Resources
Anderson, Donna
Geology and Geological Engineering
Arkadan, ABDElectrical Engineering
Asle Zaeem, MohsenMechanical EngineeringMaterials Science
Bach, Joel M.Mechanical EngineeringQuantitative Biosciences and Engineering
Bandyopadhyay, SoutirApplied Mathematics and StatisticsOperations Research with Engineering, Data Science
Barbari, TimothyChemical and Biological Engineering
Bazilian, MorganEconomics and Business
Behn, Cecilia D.Applied Mathematics and StatisticsQuantitative Biosciences and Engineering, Quantum Engineering
Bellona, Christopher L.Civil and Environmental Engineering
Belviranli, MehmetComputer Science
Benson, David A.Geology and Geological EngineeringHydrology
Berger, John R.Mechanical EngineeringMaterials Science
Bialecki, BernardApplied Mathematics and Statistics
Bogin, Gregory E.Mechanical EngineeringOperations Research with Engineering
Bohrson, WendyGeology and Geological Engineering
Bourne, Gerald
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Boyd, Thomas M.Geophysics
Bozdag, Hatice E.Geophysics
Bradford, John H.GeophysicsHydrology, Quantitative Biosciences and Engineering
Braun, Robert J.Mechanical EngineeringOperations Research with Engineering
Brennecka, Geoffrey L.Metallurgical and Materials EngineeringAdvanced Manufacturing, Materials Science, Quantum Engineering
Brice, Craig, AMechanical EngineeringAdvanced Manufacturing
Brune, Jürgen Mining Engineering
Bunge, AnnetteChemical and Biological Engineering
Camp, Tracy K.Computer Science
Cannon, KevinGeology and Geological Engineering
Carbone, Jared C.Economics and Business
Carr, Lincoln D.PhysicsApplied Mathematics and Statistics
Carr, MaryGeology and Geological EngineeringQuantum Engineering
Carreon, Moises A.Chemical and Biological EngineeringMaterials Science
Cash, Kevin J.Chemical and Biological EngineeringQuantitative Biosciences and Engineering
Cath, Tzahi Y.Civil and Environmental EngineeringHydrology
Chang, ZhaoshanGeology and Geological EngineeringGeochemistry
Chauhan, AnujChemical and Biological Engineering
Ciobanu, CristianMechanical EngineeringMaterials Science
Clarke, Amy J.Metallurgical and Materials EngineeringMaterials Science
Clarke, Kester D.Metallurgical and Materials EngineeringMaterials Science
Collins, Reuben T.Physics
Cornejo, Ivan
Metallurgical and Materials EngineeringMaterials Science
Cryderman, Robert
Metallurgical and Materials EngineeringMaterials Science
Dagdelen, KadriMining EngineeringOperations Research with Engineering
Dantam, Neil T.Computer ScienceQuantum Engineering, Robotics
Davis, Elizabeth V.Humanities Arts and Social Sciences
De Moor, Emmanuel L.Metallurgical and Materials EngineeringMaterials Science
DeCaluwe, Steven C.Mechanical EngineeringMaterials Science
Deinert, Mark R.Mechanical EngineeringNuclear Engineering
Diercks, David
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Domaille, Dylan W.ChemistryQuantitative Biosciences and Engineering; Materials Science
Dreyer, ChrisMechanical EngineeringSpace Resources
Dugan, Brandon E.GeophysicsHydrology
Durfee, Charles G.PhysicsAdvanced Manufacturing
Duzgun, Sebnem H.Mining EngineeringGIS and GeoInformatics, Space Resources
Eberhart, Mark E.ChemistryMaterials Science
Eggert, Roderick G.Economics and BusinessNuclear Engineering
Eley, Serena
PhysicsMaterials Science, Quantum Engineering
Eliasson, VeronicaMechanical Engineering
Materials Science
Elsherbeni, Atef Z.Electrical EngineeringSpace Resources
El Hariri, Mohamad
Electrical Engineering
Enders, M. Stephen
Geology and Geological Engineering
Eustes, Alfred W.Petroleum EngineeringSpace Resources
Fan, YilinPetroleum Engineering
Farnsworth, NikkiChemical and Biological EngineeringQuantitative Biosciences and Engineering
Fasshauer, Gregory E.Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Field, Robert
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Figueroa, Linda A.Civil and Environmental EngineeringGeochemistry, Quantitative Biosciences and Engineering
Findley, Kip O.Metallurgical and Materials EngineeringNuclear Engineering; Materials Science
Fisher, WendyComputer ScienceGIS and GeoInformatics, Data Science
Flamand, TulayEconomics and BusinessOperations Research with Engineering
Fleckenstein, William W.Petroleum Engineering
Flournoy, AlexPhysics
French, MarshaGeology and Geological Engineering
Furtak, ThomasPhysicsMaterials Science
Ganesh, MahadevanApplied Mathematics and Statistics
Gardner, TracyChemical and Biological Engineering
Gennett, ThomasChemistryMaterials Science
Gianquitto, Tina L.Humanities Arts and Social Sciences
Gilbert, Benjamin T.Economics and Business
Gilmore, RichardMining Engineering
Goldfarb, Richard
Geology and Geological Engineering
Gomez Gualdron, Diego A.Chemical and Biological EngineeringMaterials Science
Gong, ZhexuanPhysicsQuantum Engineering
Gorman, Brian P.Metallurgical and Materials EngineeringQuantum Engineering
Graas, Carole
Metallurgical and Materials EngineeringMaterials Science
Gregg, Karin L.Applied Mathematics and StatisticsQuantitative Biosciences and Engineering, Quantitative Biosciences and Engineering
Greife, UwePhysicsNuclear Engineering
Griffiths, D. V.Civil and Environmental Engineering
Grubb, JohnMining Engineering
Gutierrez, Marte S.Civil and Environmental EngineeringHydrology, Underground Construction and Tunnel Engineering
Hammerling, DoritApplied Mathematics and StatisticsData Science
Han, QiComputer ScienceSpace Resources, Robotics
Hancock, Kathleen J.Humanities Arts & Social Sciences
Hanger, BrendanGeology and Geological Engineering
Harrison, Wendy J.Geology and Geological EngineeringGeochemistry
Haupt, Randy L.Electrical Engineering
Hedayat, AhmadrezaCivil and Environmental EngineeringUnderground Construction and Tunnel Engineering
Heeley, Michael B.Economics and Business
Heilbrunn, John R.Humanities Arts & Social Sciences
Herring, Andrew M.Chemical and Biological EngineeringMaterials Science
Higgins, Christopher P.Civil and Environmental EngineeringHydrology, Quantitative Biosciences and Engineering, Geochemistry
Hildreth, OwenMechanical EngineeringMaterials Science
Hodge, Nanette R.Chemical and Biological EngineeringQuantitative Biosciences and Engineering, Quantitative Biosciences and Engineering
Hoff, William A.Computer Science
Hogue, Terri S.Civil and Environmental EngineeringGIS and GeoInformatics, Hydrology
Holley, Elizabeth A.Mining Engineering
Holtz, MeganMetallurgical and Materials Engineering
Holz, RichardChemistry
Illangasekare, Tissa H.Civil and Environmental EngineeringHydrology
Jackson, Gregory S.Mechanical EngineeringAdvanced Energy Systems, Advanced Manufacturing, Space Resources; Materials Science
Jackson, JessicaChemistryQuantitative Biosciences and Engineering, Quantitative Biosciences and Engineering
Jensen, Mark P.ChemistryNuclear Engineering
Jin, GeGeophysics
Jobe, ZaneGeology and Geological Engineering
Johnson, Kathryn E.Electrical Engineering and Mechanical EngineeringHumanitarian Engineering, Robotics
Johnson, Paul C.Civil and Environmental Engineering
Johnson, Thys B.Mining Engineering
Kapit, Eliot
PhysicsQuantum Engineering
Kappes, BrandenMechanical EngineeringAdvanced Manufacturing
Karaivanov, VentziMechanical Engineering
Karakaya, CananMechanical Engineering
Kaufman, Michael J.Metallurgical and Materials EngineeringMaterials Science
Kaunda, Rennie B.Mining EngineeringHydrology, Underground Construction and Tunnel Engineering
Kazemi, HosseinPetroleum Engineering
Kee, Robert J.Mechanical EngineeringMaterials Science
Kim, EunhyeMining Engineering
King, Jeffrey C.Metallurgical and Materials EngineeringAdvanced Manufacturing, Materials Science, Nuclear Engineering, Operations Research with Engineering
Kinzli, KristophCivil and Environmental EngineeringHydrology
Klemm-Toole, JonahMetallurgical and Materials EngineeringMaterials Science
Knauss, Daniel M.ChemistryMaterials Science
Koh, CarolynChemical and Biological EngineeringMaterials Science
Krahenbuhl, RichardGeophysics
Krebs, Melissa D.Chemical and Biological EngineeringQuantitative Biosciences and Engineering; Materials Science
Kroepsch, Adrianne C.Humanities Arts & Social SciencesHydrology
Kuiper, Yvette D.Geology and Geological EngineeringGeochemistry
Kumar, NitinPhysics
Kwon, StephanieChemical and Biological EngineeringMaterials Science
Lamberson, LeslieMechanical EngineeringMaterials Science
Landis, Amy E.Civil and Environmental EngineeringHydrology, Quantitative Biosciences and Engineering, Space Resources
Lange, Ian A.Economics and BusinessSpace Resources
Leach, David
Geology and Geological Engineering
Leach, Kyle G.PhysicsNuclear Engineering, Quantum Engineering
Lee, JeffreyGeophysics
Legault, Laura (Hobbes)Computer Science
Leydens, Jon A.Humanities Arts & Social SciencesHumanitarian Engineering and Science
Li, YaoguoGeophysicsHydrology
Liu (Chuen), Stephen L.Metallurgical and Materials EngineeringAdvanced Manufacturing
Lowe, Terry
Metallurgical and Materials EngineeringMaterials Science, Quantitative Biosciences and Engineering
Lu, NingCivil and Environmental EngineeringHydrology
Lucena, JuanEngineering, Design & SocietyHumanitarian Engineering
Lusk, Mark T.Physics
Madeni, Juan Carlo
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Maniloff, Peter T.Economics and Business
Marr, David W.Chemical and Biological EngineeringQuantitative Biosciences and Engineering; Materials Science
Marshall, Adrienne M.
Geology and Geological Engineering
Martin, Paul A.Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Martins, Gerard
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Mathaudhu, SuveenMetallurgical and Materials Engineering
Matlock, David
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Maxwell, Reed M.Geology and Geological EngineeringHydrology
Maughan, Annalise E.
Chemistry
McClurg, JedidiahComputer Science
McCray, John E.Civil and Environmental EngineeringHydrology, Geochemistry
McGuirk, Christopher MichaelChemistryMaterials Science
Mehta, Dinesh P.Computer ScienceAdvanced Manufacturing, Operations Research with Engineering, Quantum Engineering
Midson, Steve
Metallurgical and Materials EngineeringMaterials Science
Milkov, Alexei V.Geology and Geological Engineering
Miller, Hugh B.Mining EngineeringSpace Resources
Mishra, Brajendra
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Miskimins, Jennifer L.Petroleum EngineeringPetroleum Reservoir Systems
Mohagheghi, SalmanElectrical Engineering
Monecke, ThomasGeology and Geological EngineeringGeochemistry
Mooney, Michael A.Civil and Environmental EngineeringUnderground Construction and Tunnel Engineering
Moore, Kevin L.Electrical EngineeringHumanitarian Engineering and Science, Robotics
Morrison, ChristineChemistryMaterials Science, Quantitative Biosciences and Engineering
Munakata Marr, JunkoCivil and Environmental EngineeringHumanitarian Engineering, Hydrology, Quantitative Biosciences and Engineering
Nakagawa, MasamiMining Engineering
Navidi, William C.Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Nayeri, PayamElectrical EngineeringQuantum Engineering
Neeves, KeithChemical and Biological Engineering
Nelson, PriscillaMining EngineeringSpace Resources, Underground Construction and Tunnel Engineering
Newman, Alexandra M.Mechanical EngineeringAdvanced Manufacturing, Operations Research with Engineering
Nieusma, DeanEngineering, Design & SocietyHumanitarian Engineering
Nilsen, OyvindMechanical Engineering
Nychka, DougApplied Mathematics and StatisticsData Science, Operations Research with Engineering
O'Hayre, Ryan P.Metallurgical and Materials EngineeringMaterials Science
O'Kelley, Brock
Metallurgical and Materials EngineeringMaterials Science
Ohno, Timothy R.PhysicsMaterials Science
Olson, David
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Osborne, AndrewMechanical EngineeringNuclear Engineering
Osgood, Kenneth A.Humanities Arts and Social Sciences
Ozbay, Mustafa U.Mining Engineering
Ozkan, ErdalPetroleum Engineering
Packard, Corinne E.Metallurgical and Materials EngineeringMaterials Science
Painter-Wakefield, ChristopherComputer Science
Pak, AlexanderChemical and Biological EngineeringQuantitative Biosciences and Engineering
Palin, Richard M.Geology and Geological EngineeringSpace Resources
Pankavich, Stephen D.Applied Mathematics and StatisticsQuantitative Biosciences and Engineering
Paone, JeffreyComputer Science
Pei, ShilingCivil and Environmental Engineering
Petrella, Anthony J.Mechanical EngineeringAdvanced Manufacturing, Quantitative Biosciences and Engineering
Petruska, Andrew J.Mechanical EngineeringQuantitative Biosciences and Engineering, Robotics
Pfaff, Katharina
Geology and Geological Engineering
Plink-Bjorklund, PiretGeology and Geological Engineering
Porter, Jason M.Mechanical Engineering
Posewitz, Matthew C.ChemistryQuantitative Biosciences and Engineering
Prasad, MonicaGeophysics and Petroleum EngineeringSpace Resources
Pylypenko, SvitlanaChemistryMaterials Science
Queneau, Paul
Metallurgical and Materials EngineeringMaterials Science
Ramey, CJ (Josh)Chemical and Biological EngineeringQuantitative Biosciences and Engineering
Ranville, James F.ChemistryGeochemistry, Hydrology, Quantitative Biosciences & Engineering
Reddy, ElizabethEngineering, Design and Society
Reese, MatthewChemical and Biological Engineering
Reimanis, IvarMetallurgical and Materials EngineeringMaterials Science, Nuclear Engineering
Richards, Ryan M.ChemistryMaterials Science
Ricote, SandrineMechanical Engineering
Rockett, Angus A.Metallurgical and Materials EngineeringMaterials Science
Rodriguez, DerrickMechanical Engineering
Rostami, JamalMining EngineeringSpace Resources, Underground Construction and Tunnel Engineering
Roth, DanicaGeology and Geological EngineeringHydrology
Ryan. JenniferApplied Mathematics and Statistics
Samaniuk, Joseph R.Chemical and Biological EngineeringMaterials Science
Sampaio, Jorge H.Petroleum Engineering
Sanders, Michael
Metallurgical and Materials EngineeringMaterials Science
Santi, Paul M.Geology and Geological EngineeringGIS and GeoInformatics, Hydrology, Humanitarian Engineering and Science
Sarazin, FredericPhysicsNuclear Engineering
Sarg, J. Rick
Geology and Geological Engineering
Sarkar, Susanta K.PhysicsQuantitative Biosciences and Engineering
Sava, Paul C.GeophysicsSpace Resources, Data Science
Seetharaman, SridharMetallurgical and Materials EngineeringAdvanced Energy Systems, Advanced Manufacturing, Materials Science
Sellinger, Alan S.ChemistryMaterials Science
Sen, Pankaj K.Electrical Engineering
Shafer, Jenifer C.ChemistryNuclear Engineering; Materials Science
Sharp, Jonathan O.Civil and Environmental EngineeringGeochemistry, Hydrology, Quantitative Biosciences and Engineering
Shragge, Jeffrey C.GeophysicsHumanitarian Engineering
Siegfried, Matthew
GeophysicsHydrology
Silverman, Anne K.Mechanical EngineeringQuantitative Biosciences and Engineering
Simmons, James L.Geophysics
Simoes, Marcelo G.Electrical Engineering
Singh, MeenakshiPhysicsMaterials Science, Quantum Engineering
Singha, KaminiGeology and Geological EngineeringGIS and GeoInformatics, Hydrology
Sitchler, Alexis K.Geology and Geological EngineeringGeochemistry, Hydrology; Materials Science
Smith, JessicaEngineering, Design and SocietyHumanitarian Engineering
Smith, Nicole M.Mining EngineeringHumanitarian Engineering
Smith, Steven M.Economics and BusinessHydrology
Smits, Kathleen M.Civil and Environmental Engineering
Snieder, Roelof (Roel)Geophysics
Sonnenberg, Stephen Geology and Geological EngineeringPetroleum Reservoir Systems
Spear, John R.Civil and Environmental EngineeringGeochemistry, Hydrology, Quantitative Biosciences and Engineering, Space Resources
Speer, John G.Metallurgical and Materials EngineeringMaterials Science
Spiller, Erik
Mining, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Squier, JeffPhysicsAdvanced Manufacturing, Quantitative Biosciences and Engineering, Space Resources
Steele, JohnMechanical Engineering
Steirer, KennethPhysics
Stevanovic, VladanMetallurgical and Materials EngineeringMaterials Science
Straker, James D.Humanities Arts & Social Sciences
Strathmann, Timothy J.Civil and Environmental EngineeringMaterials Science
Sullivan, Neal P.Mechanical EngineeringMaterials Science, Space Resources
Sum, Amadeu K.Chemical and Biological EngineeringQuantitative Biosciences and Engineering
Swidinsky, AndreiGeophysics
Tabares Velasco, Paulo CesarMechanical EngineeringOperations Research with Engineering
Tang, GongguoElectrical EngineeringAdvanced Manufacturing, Operations Research with Engineering
Taylor, Patrick R.Mining, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Tenorio, Luis F.Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Thomas, Brian G.Mechanical EngineeringMaterials Science, Operations Research with Engineering
Thompson, RobComputer Science
Thompson, Steven W.Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Tilton, Nils G.Mechanical EngineeringHydrology
Toberer, Eric S.PhysicsAdvanced Manufacturing, Materials Science
Trainor-Guitton, Whitney J.Geophysics
Trewyn, Brian G.ChemistryMaterials Science, Quantitative Biosciences & Engineering
Trudgill, Bruce D.Geology and Geological Engineering
Tsvankin, IlyaGeophysics
Tucker, Garritt J.Mechanical EngineeringMaterials Science
Tunstall, LoriCivil and Environmental EngineeringMaterials Science
Tura, Ali C.GeophysicsPetroleum Reservoir Systems
Van Tyne, Chester
Metallurgical and Materials EngineeringMaterials Science, Operations Research with Engineering
Vidal, Edgar
Metallurgical and Materials EngineeringMaterials Science
Vidal, Judith
Metallurgical and Materials EngineeringMaterials Science
Vincent, Tyrone L.Electrical EngineeringRobotics
Voelker, Bettina M.ChemistryGeochemistry, Hydrology; Materials Science
Vyas, ShubhamChemistryMaterials Science, Quantitative Biosciences & Engineering
Wakin, Michael B.Electrical EngineeringAdvanced Manufacturing, Data Science
Walton, Gabriel G.Geology and Geological EngineeringUnderground Construction and Tunnel Engineering
Wang, HuaComputer ScienceAdvanced Manufacturing, Quantitative Biosciences with Engineering, Quantum Engineering
Wendlandt, RichardGeology and Geological Engineering
Way, James D. (Doug)Chemical and Biological EngineeringMaterials Science
Wiencke, Lawrence R.Physics
Williams, Kim R.ChemistryMaterials Science, Quantitative Biosciences & Engineering
Williams, Thomas E.Computer ScienceRobotics
Wolden, Colin A.Chemical and Biological EngineeringMaterials Science
Wood, Leslie J.Geology and Geological Engineering
Wu, BoComputer ScienceQuantum Engineering
Wu, David T.ChemistryMaterials Science
Wu, NingChemical and Biological EngineeringMaterials Science
Wu, Yu-ShuPetroleum EngineeringHydrology
Wu Fung, Samy M.Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Yang, DejunComputer ScienceOperations Research with Engineering, Quantum Engineering
Yin, XiaolongPetroleum Engineering
Yu, ZhenzhenMetallurgical and Materials EngineeringAdvanced Manufacturing, Materials Science
Yue, ChuanComputer Science
Zakutayey, Andriy
Metallurgical and Materials EngineeringMaterials Science, Quantum Engineering
Zerpa Acosta, Luis E.Petroleum Engineering
Zhang, HaoComputer ScienceQuantum Engineering, Robotics
Zhang, RuichongMechanical Engineering
Zhang, XiaoliMechanical EngineeringAdvanced Manufacturing, Quantitative Biosciences and Engineering; Materials Science, Robotics
Zhou, Wendy W.Geology and Geological EngineeringGIS and GeoInformatics, Hydrology, Underground Construction and Tunnel Engineering
Zhu, HuayangMechanical Engineering
Zhu, LiangzhuMechanical Engineering
Zhu, QinHumanities, Arts and Social SciencesRobotics
Zimmerman, Jeramy D.PhysicsMaterials Science

Degree Audit

Visit the Degree Audit page for details, forms, requirements and deadlines.

Forming a Thesis Committee

Please visit the Committee and Thesis Defense Rules page and view Committee Details.

Thesis Defense Rules

Please visit the Committee and Thesis Defense Rules page to review all the guidelines and access needed forms and requirements.

Admission to Candidacy Process

Steps to Graduation

Submit Degree Audit Form

  • Students complete this form at least one semester prior to their graduation term, when they have finished and/or registered for all their courses
  • Required for all students
  • Required for every degree
  • For fall and spring graduation, the form is due on last day of priority registration for that term. Please see the Academic Calendar for exact date
  • For August graduation, the form is due on March 1

Apply to Graduate in Trailhead

  • Students will be informed by email when form has been processed and may now apply to graduate in Trailhead.
  • Apply by Census Day of semester graduating unless checking out early.

Complete CANVAS Check-out Course

After applying to graduate in Trailhead, OGS will enroll students in a CANVAS Checkout Course.
(Note: this is not automatic nor on the same day as application. It will be done in batches by OGS as more students apply, so be looking for an email regarding the course.)

  • For December graduation – course invitation starting early August
  • For May graduation – course invitation starting early December
  • For August graduation – course invitation starting mid-April

Students must do the following:

  • Accept course invitation
  • Complete 100% of the course
  • Complete course by 5:00 pm on Upload and Check-out Course Completion deadline

 

Complete and Defend Thesis

 

Upload Thesis for Final Format Review

Commencement

Students who have met all the above requirements may walk in the ceremony. Students walking in Commencement Ceremony are required to check the commencement website early in the semester for all commencement-related requirements. See Commencement Ceremony Information.

Withdrawal and Leave

If students wish to drop a class prior to Census Day, this may be done in Trailhead and no record will appear on the transcript. If students need to withdraw from a class prior to the Last Withdrawal Date, this may also be done in Trailhead and a W will appear on the transcript. Consult the Academic Calendar for these important dates and send questions to grad.services@mines.edu.

Students withdrawing completely from their graduate program must complete the Withdrawal from Graduate School form before the last day of classes in the term. Students requesting leave for a semester for a necessary future absence must complete the Leave of Absence form before Census Day of the term they will be absent.

To submit a request for a partial refund of tuition following a withdrawal due to unforeseen, unusual circumstances and/or hardship, please visit Student Life.

For any questions about withdrawals and leave, please email grad.services@mines.edu.

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