Accelerated Master's Programs

South Dakota Mines accelerated master’s degree programs enable you to complete both a B.S. and M.S. degree in as little as 5 years. Up to 12 credits applied toward the B.S. program may be used to satisfy graduate credit requirements. See individual programs for the number of credits allowed by the program. More information is also available at the South Dakota Mines Online Catalog.

Students desiring to participate in the accelerated program are encouraged to apply at the end of their junior year. Students must have 90 credits completed (or in progress) at the time of application, along with a 3.0 GPA. The deadline to apply is the start of the final semester of the bachelor's degree.

Courses must be taken at the 400/500/600 level. Courses taken at the 400 level are subject to other requirements listed in the catalog. 

Accelerated options are available in the following master's degree programs:

  Contact your advisor to inquire about an accelerated option in your area of interest. 

Contact Us

Graduate Education Office
South Dakota Mines
Attention: Graduate Education 
501 East St. Joseph St.
Rapid City, SD 57701-3995

(605) 355-3468
Graduate Education

How to Apply

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

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