Graduate Education 

Your bachelor of science degree from many diverse disciplines, including chemistry, biology, physics and math, or other engineering fields, provides an excellent background for pursuing an advanced degree in Chemical Engineering.  

A graduate degree in Chemical Engineering from South Dakota Mines prepares you for a career as a chemical professional, working in industry, national labs, and universities.  With this degree, you can advance your career or dive deeper into research, with options to focus more on technical concepts or lean toward emphasis in engineering management of chemical and biochemical processes.
Study with researchers pioneering new ways to neutralize biological weapons, convert food waste into ethanol, brew a new beer, or commercialize a new technology.  Some of the areas to specialize in are Bio- and Renewable Energy, Fuels and Products, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology and Bioprocessing, Nanotechnology, Polymers and Advanced Materials, and Molecular and Process Modeling.

Our labs are more than a virtual experience.  Here you will get real world experience in our Unit Operations Labs and state of the art research facilities.  Explore opportunities to conduct research activities in another country, or as an intern at a national lab or industrial site.  Enjoy close collaborations and manage projects with partners at the Department of Defense, work with many start-up companies and business development professionals, and team with colleagues from across campus in different departments.


Graduates go to work for Fortune 500 companies like Archer Daniels Midland, Dow Chemical, and 3M and industry leaders, Cargill, Kimberly Clark, and POET.