Graduate Education

 The Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department at South Dakota Mines proudly presents its esteemed graduate programs designed for those seeking advanced degrees in the fields of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences. We offer both PhD and MS degrees, providing you with the opportunity to delve deeper into your chosen discipline and expand your expertise.

Explore our programs and find your perfect fit:

Our graduate program provides cutting-edge research opportunities for advanced study and research in the fields of engineering and science at the master's and doctoral levels.  The department also offers an Accelerated Masters Program, allowing students to complete an MS degree in as little as five years. 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 Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences Program offers both a master's and doctoral degree in Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences. Students may also participate in the interdisciplinary  and Materials Engineering and Science PhD programs on campus.

    The graduate school you choose determines the launching point of your professional career in consulting engineering, government, or construction, as well as your options for additional graduate or post-graduate studies. Our faculty care about making your graduate studies the rock-solid foundation of a great career in engineering and our research programs address today’s most pressing engineering problems. Make the right choice: enroll at South Dakota Mines. 

    For more information about our graduate programs, contact:  

    Dr. William J. Capehart
    Program Director
    Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences
    (605) 394-1994

    Dr. Bret Lingwall
    PhD Graduate Coordinator
    Civil and Environmental Engineering
    (605) 394-1683

    Dr. Marc Robinson
    CEE MS Graduate Coordinator
    Civil and Environmental Engineering
    (605) 394-2563

    Mark Van Vleck
    CEM MS Graduate Coordinator
    Civil and Environmental Engineering
    (605) 219-8265

    The Ivanhoe International Center at South Dakota Mines provides assistance to international students. Find out more.

    How to Apply

    Contact the program coordinator of the program you are interested in, and then apply online.

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