Space Resources

Online at Colorado School of Mines

Space Resources

Online at Colorado School of Mines

Space Resources Graduate Programs

Want to learn how to identify, extract, and utilize resources beyond our planet? Mines has a degree for that. With the world’s first Space Resources graduate program, Mines prepares scientists, engineers, economists, entrepreneurs and policymakers to set the stage for a new era in space exploration and economic development.

Graduates in this program take advantage of Mines’ world-renowned expertise in terrestrial resources and energy systems and learn how this knowledge can be applied outside Earth. With guidance from a multidisciplinary group of experts in academia, space agencies and private companies, students will become leaders in this emerging and exciting field.

Program Requirements

Graduate Certificate

  • Baccalaureate degree in engineering, computer science, physical sciences, mathematics or economics with a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale
  • Resume or CV
  • Personal statement that explains reasons for pursuing a Space Resources certificate
  • Transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions
  • TOEFL score of 79 or higher or (550 or higher paper-based or 213 computer-based) for applicants whose native language is not English

Master’s Non-Thesis and PhD

  • Baccalaureate degree in engineering, computer science, physical sciences, mathematics or economics with a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale
  • Resume or CV
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) with Quantitative Reasoning section score of 160 or higher. For students coming from a business or economics background, a GMAT score of 650 or higher is acceptable. Applicants from an engineering program at Mines are not required to submit GRE scores
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions
  • Personal statement that explains reasons for pursuing a Space Resources degree
  • TOEFL score of 79 or higher or (550 or higher paper-based or 213 computer-based) for applicants whose native language is not English

The Space Resources graduate admissions committee may consider exceptional candidates who do not meet all the above requirements. Please visit the Space Resources Graduate Programs page for additional details on application requirements.

Graduate Certificate

  • 12 credit hours of coursework
    • SPRS501 Space Resources Fundamentals 3.0
    • SPRS502 Space Systems Engineering 3.0
    • Electives 6.0

Master’s Non-Thesis

  • 30 credit hours of coursework
    • SPRS501 Space Resources Fundamentals 3.0
    • SPRS502 Space Systems Engineering
    • SPRS503 Space Resources Seminar 1.0
    • SPRS591 Space Resources Project I 2.0
    • SPRS592 Space Resources Project II 3.0
    • Electives 18.0

Doctorate

  • 72 credit hours (coursework and research)
  • Complete Qualifying Exam and Thesis Proposal
  • Write and defend doctoral dissertation

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Tuition

CREDIT HOURSTOTAL ONLINE TUITION & FEES 2021-22
1.0$1,114
2.0$2,141
3.0$3,168
4.0$4,195
5.0$5,222
6.0$6,249
7.0$7,276
8.0$8,303
9.0$9,330
10.0$10,357
11.0$11,384
12.0$12,411
13.0$13,438
14.0$14,465
15.0$15,492
  • 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 ($999 per credit hour)

More information about tuition and fees.

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Jan. 1

 

Application Deadline

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Space Resources Graduate Program in the World

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All Program Courses Can Be Taken Remotely

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Space Resources Faculty

Angel Abbud-Madrid

Angel Abbud-Madrid

Rank - Professor of Practice

Email - aabbudma@mines.edu

Phone - 303-384-2300

Morgan Bazilian

Morgan Bazilian

Rank - Professor of Public Policy and Director, Payne Institute

Email - mbazilian@mines.edu

Phone - 303-384-2156

Ebru Bozdag

Ebru Bozdag

Rank - Assistant Professor

Email - bozdag@mines.edu

Phone - 303-273-3578

Craig Brice

Craig Brice

Rank - Professor of Practice

Email - craigabrice@mines.edu

Phone - 303-384-2114

Kevin Cannon

Kevin Cannon

Rank - Assistant Professor

Email - cannon@mines.edu

Christopher Dreyer

Christopher Dreyer

Rank - Professor of Practice

Email - cdreyer@mines.edu

Phone - 303-273-3890

H. Sebnem Duzgun

H. Sebnem Duzgun

Rank - Professor and Fred Banfield Distinguished Endowed Chair

Email - duzgun@mines.edu

Phone - 303-384-2357

Atef Elsherbeni

Atef Elsherbeni

Rank - Professor and Dobelman Distinguished Chair

Email - aelsherb@mines.edu

Phone - 303-273-3667

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