39618 USD/year
39618 USD/year
17676 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The interdisciplinary nature of this Earth Resources Development Engineering graduate program at Colorado School of Mines prepares graduates for any problem they may face and become leaders beyond the classroom. 

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Understanding emerging technical and social issues in earth resources development is an important challenge when navigating subsurface work. 

But the Earth Resources Development Engineering graduate program at Colorado School of Mines will help professionals develop skills and expertise related to mining sustainability, reclamation, Earth observation, modeling and more to ensure success when out in the field.  

Career Types

  • Mining engineer
  • Petroleum engineer
  • Environmental engineer
  • Geological engineer
  • Natural resources engineer

Programme Structure

  • Maximum of 48 semester credits of course work is required.  
  • A maximum of 30 units can be transferred from a MS degree program.  
  • The student's Graduate Committee must approve the transfer of these units.  
  • A minimum of 18 credit courses must be taken in the Mining Engineering Department.  
  • A maximum of 9 credits of 400 level courses can be applied to the credits required.  

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


72 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To apply to Mines, you will need to send the Office of Admissions your transcripts from all universities you have previously attended.
  • The GRE is required for some programs. 
  • Most graduate programs require Letters of Recommendation as part of the admissions application requirements. 

Tuition Fee

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    39618 USD/year
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  • National

    39618 USD/year
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  • In-State

    17676 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 17676 USD per year

Living costs for Golden

950 - 1350 USD /month
Living costs

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