Online Programs

Overview of Degrees and Certificates

Online graduate students join a community of scholars who are global leaders in their fields. Our graduates are in great demand by companies and government agencies around the world. Mines’ rigorous degree programs provide a technical education and students receive exposure and training in areas such as communication, leadership, teamwork and ethics.

Mines currently offers an online degree program in Space Resources and has several pending programs. Please note that pending programs have not been approved by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). 

Approved Programs

Space Resources - Certificate, M.S. non-thesis, Ph.D

The Space Resources graduate program is geared toward supporting professionals interested in expanding their knowledge and skills into the exploration and utilization of resources in space.  The program focuses on learning the core knowledge in this field and developing design practices in the identification, extraction, processing, and responsible use of available resources in the Solar System.

Visit the Space Resources website for more information on the program.

Pending Programs

Mining Engineering and Management - Pending HLC Accreditation

Mining Engineering and Management (PM-MEM) is a new degree program focused on the practical application of technical, financial, management, and other linked disciplines that make up the mining industry today. The PM-MEM takes two years to complete.  Each course is delivered over an 8-week period. Courses are taken sequentially and continuously throughout the two-year program duration. There is no break during the Summer semester. The independent project is done concurrently with the latter part of the program, resulting in program completion at the end of the two-year period.

Visit the Mining Engineering and Management website for more information on the program.

Advanced Manufacturing - Pending HLC Accreditation

Advanced manufacturing applications in the areas of additive manufacturing of structural materials and data-driven materials manufacturing are a growing focus area across industry sectors. The objectives of the new Advanced Manufacturing interdisciplinary program at Mines are to prepare students to fill current knowledge and skills gaps in this diverse and growing field and to lead their companies to competitive advantage in the advanced manufacturing space.

Visit the Advanced Manufacturing website for more information on the program.

Disability Support at Mines

All students – including those who are prospective or have applied and are awaiting admittance – who seek disability-related accommodations, modification of policies, or academic adjustments from Mines Disability Support Services (DSS), are urged to submit their Request for Reasonable Accommodations in time to coordinate with DSS to ensure individual, reasonable accessibility accommodations can be provided. Please note that review and acquisition or adaption of accessible materials may take several weeks (e.g. eight weeks), even with the expedited assistance of DSS. Please visit disabilities.mines.edu for request process and contact information.

Out of State Students

On March 6, 2018, the Colorado Department of Higher Education and NC-SARA approved Mines’ institutional membership into the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

This voluntary agreement among member states (except California and Massachusetts) and  U.S. territories (except Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and Puerto Rico) establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance-education courses and programs. To learn more about SARA, please visit: nc-sara.org.

Complaint information can be found on the NC-SARA website.