39618 USD/year
39618 USD/year
17676 USD/year
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If you want to work at the leading edge of physics research and become a trailblazer in academia or industry, the Physics program of Colorado School of Mines will get you there.  

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Students in the Physics program of Colorado School of Mines  work on cutting-edge research in areas such as condensed matter physics, applied optics, quantum physics, renewable energy and subatomic physics and have opportunities to collaborate with national labs and industry partners on local and international scales. Graduates will gain the skills and connections to advance their knowledge in the field and take their career to a new height. 

Career Types

  • Applications engineer
  • Data analyst
  • Design engineer
  • Laser engineer
  • Systems analyst
  • Software developer
  • Optical engineer
  • Physics instructor

Programme Structure

  • Applied Optics and Biophysics: lasers, ultrafast optics, non-linear optics, laser-produced plasmas, micromachining, multiphoton microscopy, single-molecule microscopy, total internal reflection microscopy, biophysical mechanisms of collagen fibril degradation, novel imaging techniques.
  • Subatomic: low energy nuclear structure and astrophysics, applied nuclear physics, high-energy cosmic-ray and neutrino physics, neutrinoless double beta decay,
  • Condensed Matter and Materials Physics: photovoltaics, thermoelectrics, plasmonics, materials discovery, thin-film semiconductors, amorphous materials, excitonic materials, optoelectronic materials, nanostructures and quantum dots.
  • Quantum Physics: quantum chaos, strongly-correlated states, quantum computing, quantum information, quantum simulation, quantum many body theory, quantum error correction, disorder in quantum materials, applied superconductivity, low-temperature physics, spintronics.

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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  • International

    39618 USD/year
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  • National

    39618 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 39618 USD per year
  • 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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