Feb 23, 2019  
2012-2013 SDSM&T Academic Catalog 
    
2012-2013 SDSM&T Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graduate Education


South Dakota School of Mines and Technology offers graduate degree programs at the master‘s and doctoral levels. The graduate program provides opportunities for advanced study and research in the fields of engineering and science. Each individual degree program of study is designed to broaden and extend the student‘s knowledge within the chosen field, to develop the power of independent, critical thinking and to promote individual and cooperative research skills.

The first Master‘s Degree program was authorized at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in October 1935, and the first degree was granted in 1937. Permission to offer the first Ph.D. program was granted in January 1967 to the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering. Six additional Ph.D. programs have been authorized since that time with the most recent addition being a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 2009. The Graduate Office was created in the 1950-51 academic year.

The policies of the Graduate Office are formulated with the assistance of the Council on Graduate Education, which is advisory to the Dean of Graduate Education. The policies are approved by the Faculty Senate and the Board of Regents and are administered by the Graduate Dean.

Forms mentioned in the catalog are available at the Graduate Office or on the graduate education website.

The Council on Graduate Education

The Council on Graduate Education consists of representatives from each graduate program and the Dean of Graduate Education or his/her designee. (The Vice President for Academic Affairs serves in an ex-officio capacity.)

Graduate Programs

Master of Science degrees are offered in:
 

Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences 
Biomedical Engineering 
Chemical Engineering 
Civil Engineering 
Computational Sciences and Robotics 
Construction Management 
Electrical Engineering 
Engineering Management 
Geology and Geological Engineering 
Materials Engineering and Science 
Mechanical Engineering 
Mining Engineering
Paleontology 
Physics 

Doctor of Philosophy degrees are offered in:

Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences 
Biomedical Engineering 
Chemical and Biological Engineering 
Geology and Geological Engineering 
Materials Engineering and Science 
Mechanical Engineering 
Nanoscience and Nanoengineering