REQUIREMENTS

The Space Resources graduate program is geared toward supporting professionals interested in expanding their knowledge and skills into the exploration and utilization of resources in space.  The program focuses on learning the core knowledge in this field and developing design practices in the identification, extraction, processing, and responsible use of available resources in the Solar System.

CERTIFICATES AND DEGREES OFFERED

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
Complete a total of 12 credit hours with 9 credit hours from Space Resources core courses (Space Resources Fundamentals, Space Systems Engineering, Space Resources Design I, and the Space Resources Seminar) and 3 credit hours of an elective course chosen from the five Technical Specialization Tracks.

Master of Science Degree (M.S. Non-Thesis)
Complete a total of 30 credit hours with all 15 credit hours of Space Resources core courses and 15 additional credit hours from elective courses chosen from the five Technical Specialization Tracks.

Doctorate (Ph.D.)
Students interested on pursuing research in space resources through a Ph.D. program are encouraged to apply.  The degree requires 36 credit hours of coursework, 36 credit hours of research, and a doctoral dissertation.  All Space Resources core courses and technical electives from the five Technical Specialization Tracks count toward the degree. Research assistantships may be available to qualified Ph.D. candidates.

Both the Certificate and the Master of Science degree can be completed remotely through online courses. For the Doctorate, classes can be taken online, but a minimum residency of two semesters on campus is required.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The minimum requirements for admission to the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program in Space Resources are:

  • Baccalaureate degree in engineering, computer science, physical sciences, mathematics, or economics
  • Resume or CV
  • Personal statement that explains reasons for pursuing a Space Resources certificate
  • Transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions

The minimum requirements for admission to the Master of Science (non-thesis) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program in Space Resources are:

  • Baccalaureate degree in engineering, computer science, physical sciences, mathematics, or economics with a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale
  • Resume or CV
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) with Quantitative Reasoning section score of 160 or higher.  For students coming from a business or economics background, a GMAT score of 650 or higher is acceptable.  Applicants from an engineering program at CSM are not required to submit GRE scores.
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions
  • Personal statement that explains reasons for pursuing a Space Resources degree
  • TOEFL score of 79 or higher or (550 or higher paper-based or 213 computer-based) for applicants whose native language is not English.

The Space Resources Graduate Admissions Committee may consider exceptional candidates who do not meet all the above requirements.

APPLY NOW

The Space Resources Graduate Program is now accepting applications for admissions to the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters.  Applicants for the Fall can start submitting applications now until March 31, 2018.  Applications from international citizens have a deadline of March 1st, only if the student is planning to attend CSM in person (this earlier deadline does not apply for distance-learning students).

First, complete our Space Resources Program Interest Form to let us know you are interested on applying.  Then, learn about the application process, and finally complete an online application.  When filling out the application, make sure to select the following options under the “Degree Seeking Educational Information” section:

  • College:                   Inter-College Programs (interdisciplinary)
  • Academic Interest:   Space Resources
  • Program:                  Space Resources
  • Degree:                    Certificate, Master of Science (non-thesis), or Doctor of Philosophy
  • Term:                       Fall 2018 or Spring 2019
  • Specific area of interest or research focus:  Any topic of space resources in which you are particularly interested (you can also leave this blank)

For information on tuition rates, fees, and financial aid visit the following link.  Please note that students who are accepted to the online Certificate and Master of Science (non-thesis) programs will be assesed the resident tuition fee (even if they are not Colorado residents) and only $60 of mandatory student fees (regardless of number of credit hours taken per semester).  In addition, payment plans in installments are available.

If you have any questions, please contact Angel Abbud-Madrid at aabbudma@mines.edu or at (303) 384-2300. 

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