Graduate Admissions

Graduate Admissions

Graduate Admissions

Thank you for your interest in Colorado School of Mines!

At Mines, we do more than focus on science, engineering and mathematics. We inspire students to be innovators, experts and entrepreneurs and address the greatest challenges that face our planet (and beyond). We work to enroll a graduate community that is diverse in background, culture, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, and professional and life experiences.

Take some time to read through the information throughout our website and of course, reach out to us if you have any questions. As you learn more about our graduate programs and community, we believe you will find that Mines offers an unparalleled combination of technical expertise, extensive employer and alumni networks, strong faculty mentorship and a well-rounded research environment.



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$85,542 average
master’s degree
starting salary

career success

#4 Best Public University
by Salary Potential
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$92,328 average
doctoral degree
starting salary

“This campus not only cares about your academic development and your professional development, but they also care deeply about your personal goals. Who you are as a team player, who you are as a leader, who you are as a family member or a friend.”

Samara Omar MS ’18, Geophysics

“You get to be known, you get to make yourself known and you get to know the faculty.”

Sam Shilling MS ’18, Computer Science

“The instructors want nothing more than to help you with whatever you’re trying to do. I just feel like a sponge being on Mines’ campus, just trying to learn as much as I can from everyone.”

Isaac Harker MS ’18, Mineral and Energy Economics, Football Player

Some Legal Info

All admission decisions are final, with one exception. If your admission to Colorado School of Mines is denied based on the 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.

An offer of admission to a graduate program at Mines may be rescinded for, but is not limited to, the following reasons:

  • An admitted student is found to have presented misleading or fraudulent information during the application process;
  • An admitted student has accepted admission both to the Colorado School of Mines and to another graduate program for the same period of enrollment;
  • An admitted student fails to uphold the standards of conduct outlined in Mines’ Code of Conduct.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act
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 Disclosures 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 Natalie Vega
Office: Equity & Title IX House, 1706 Illinois Street
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Phone: (303) 273-3260 | Website: