Space Resources

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Space Resources

ONLINE AT COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES

Program Overview

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.

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First space resources
grad program
in the world

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Online degrees with
students from
all continents

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Research projects in all
space resources disciplines

 

Requirements and Costs

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

Masters 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.

Additional Application Information

Doctorate

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

Master’s Non-Thesis

  • 30 credit hours of coursework

Certificate

  • 12 credit hours of coursework

 

 

CREDIT HOURSTUITION 2020-21
Per Semester
1.0$999
2.0$1,998
3.0$2,997
4.0$3,996
5.0$4,995
6.0$5,994
7.0$6,993
8.0$7,992
9.0$8,991
10.0$9,990
11.0$10,989
12.0$11,988
13.0$12,987
14.0$13,986
15.0$14,985
16.0$15,984
17.0$16,983
18.0$17,982
19.0$18,981
  • Employer contributions are routinely applied to cover a portion of this cost.
  • Serious about a Mines program? Let Financial Aid help you consider payment options, identify employer contributions and more. We’re here to help.

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.

Career Outcomes

 

A degree in Space Resources prepares students to work for government agencies, the private sector, the military, public policy think tanks and to start their own companies on the following areas:

  • Design and building of instruments for space resource identification
  • Design and building of equipment for drilling, excavation, extraction and processing of resources on the Moon, asteroids and planetary bodies
  • Design of space architectures and infrastructure incorporating the use of space resources
  • Participate on space missions to remotely explore for resources and operate equipment to extract them
  • Develop economic feasibility models for space resource utilization
  • Formulate and advance policies for the fair, responsible and sustainable use of resources in space

Online Student Resources

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Support & Connections

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Degree Options

  • Professional Certificate
  • Master’s Non-Thesis
  • PhD

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Justin Cyrus

“There’s no department on campus that’s not cutting-edge. Mines trains really good future engineers.”

MS ’16, Graduate Student
Space Resources