Prospective Students

We are excited about your interest in the Colorado School of Mines Materials Science Program! Pursuing graduate education is a very meaningful and important process.

The interdisciplinary Materials Science program at Colorado School of Mines is a collaboration of the departments of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Chemistry and Geochemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, and Physics. The range of disciplines supports Materials Science degrees.

Accepted thesis-based Master of Science and Doctoral students are provided funding through teaching (TA) and research (RA) assistantships. These typically cover tuition, fees and a monthly stipend for one academic year, the majority of which are awarded in the fall. The academic departments award funding and make assistantship appointments in conjunction with funding and the admissions review process. For more information about the graduate application process, email Megan Steelman (

Detailed admission statistics of the Materials Science Program and to apply can be found on the Mines Graduate Admissions page.