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

  • Bachelor’s degree: Required
  • GRE: Not Required
  • Letters of Recommendation: Not Required
  • 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.

Master’s Non-Thesis

  • Bachelor’s degree: Required
  • GRE: Not Required
  • Letters of Recommendation: Required – two letters.
  • 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.

Doctorate

  • Bachelor’s degree: Required
  • GRE: Required – Not Required for Mines applicants
  • Letters of Recommendation: Required – two letters.
  • 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.

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.

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

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.

More information about tuition and fees.

Investment You Can Count On

1st

Space Resources Graduate Program in the World

100% Online

All Program Courses Can Be Taken Remotely

#1

Career Return on Investment,
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U.S. Department of Education

Space Resources Faculty

Qi Han

Qi Han

Rank - Professor

Email - qhan@mines.edu

Phone - 303-273-3849

Andrea Harrington

Andrea Harrington

Rank - Adjunct Professor

Email - andreaharrington@mines.edu

Greg Jackson

Greg Jackson

Rank - Professor

Email - gsjackso@mines.edu

Phone - 303-273-3609

Amy Landis

Amy Landis

Rank - Professor

Email - amylandis@mines.edu

Phone - 303-273-3871

Ian Lange

Ian Lange

Rank - Associate Professor and Director, Mineral and Energy Economics

Email - ilange@mines.edu

Phone - 303-384-2430

Laura Maginnis

Laura Maginnis

Rank - Adjunct Professor

Email - maginnis@mines.edu

Hugh Miller

Hugh Miller

Rank - Associate Professor

Email - hbmiller@mines.edu

Phone - 303-273-3558

Priscilla Nelson

Priscilla Nelson

Rank - Professor

Email - pnelson@mines.edu

Phone - 303-384-2606

Value in Action

The annual salary survey
consistently demonstrates
the value  of a Mines degree.