Mining Engineering & Management

Online at Colorado School of Mines

Mining Engineering & Management

Online at Colorado School of Mines

Professional Master’s Degree in Mining Engineering & Management

The Professional Master’s Non-Thesis degree in Mining Engineering Management is focused on the practical application of technical, financial, management and other linked disciplines that make up the mining industry today. It was developed on the premise that in addition to technical capacity, future mining industry leaders will need to:

  • Identify and mitigate mining-related risks and elect when to make decisions with uncertain and incomplete information.
  • Incorporate best practices and invest in new mining technologies that will bring the highest benefits.
  • Communicate, work and lead teams to solve complex problems requiring many domains of expertise.
  • Build effective reciprocal relationships with local communities.
  • Integrate social, environmental, health, safety, security and life-of-mine considerations into sustainable decisions for the mining industry.

Professional Master’s Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Required 
  • GRE: Not Required
  • Letters of Recommendation: Required – two letters. Letters of recommendation are not required for current Mines students. 
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV): Required
  • Statement of Purpose: Required
  • Transcript(s): Required. Must be submitted for all schools attended (unofficial transcripts accepted for admissions review and must show successful completion of any required prerequisite course(s).
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY requirement.

For additional information about these admissions requirements, please refer to the Admissions Requirements page

NOTE: Admission into this program requires an undergraduate degree in some discipline of engineering and at least five years of experience in the mining sector.

Tuition

CREDIT HOURSTOTAL ONLINE TUITION & FEES Fall and Spring 2022-23
1.0$1,151
2.0$2,211
3.0$3,271
4.0$4,331
5.0$5,391
6.0$6,451
7.0$7,511
8.0$8,571
9.0$9,631
10.0$10,691
11.0$11,751
12.0$12,811
13.0$13,871
14.0$14,931
15.0$15,991
Cost per credit hour:$1,060
  • Employer contributions are routinely applied to cover a portion of this cost.
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Fees

  • Fees for students enrolled in Mines Online programs or courses are included in the cost of tuition.

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Mining Engineering Faculty

Elizabeth Holley

Elizabeth Holley

Rank - Associate Professor

Email - eholley@mines.edu

Phone - 303-273-3409

Rennie Kaunda

Rennie Kaunda

Rank - Assistant Professor

Email - rkaunda@mines.edu

Phone - 303-273-3772

Hugh Miller

Hugh Miller

Rank - Associate Professor

Email - hbmiller@mines.edu

Phone - 303-273-3558

Masami Nakagawa

Masami Nakagawa

Rank - Associate Professor

Email - mnakagaw@mines.edu

Phone - 303-384-2132

Priscilla Nelson

Priscilla Nelson

Rank - Professor

Email - pnelson@mines.edu

Phone - 303-384-2606

Jamal Rostami

Jamal Rostami

Rank - Professor and Alacer Gold / Haddon Endowed Chair

Email - rostami@mines.edu

Phone - 303-273-3041

Nicole Smith

Nicole Smith

Rank - Assistant Professor

Email - nmsmith@mines.edu

Phone - 303-273-3634

Gabriel Walton

Gabriel Walton

Rank - Associate Professor

Email - gwalton@mines.edu

Phone - 303-384-2235

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