24 months
14664 USD/year
14664 USD/year
8520 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The M.S. in Electrical Engineering from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology provides the opportunity to study advanced and emerging technologies. Students take advantage of working with faculty research topics focusing on the advancement of materials, wireless communications, unmanned systems, and smart grid technology.



The Electrical Engineering from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology covers the foundational topics of applied electromagnetics, controlled and autonomous robotic systems, swarm intelligence, power electronics and systems, communications, and networking.


Graduates experience rewarding careers in aerospace, automotive, robotics, electronics, communication systems, alternative energy, manufacturing and industrial automation, and power. Graduates find opportunities with Black Hills Energy, Honeywell, NASA, Daktronics, and Raytheon Technologies, to name a few.

Programme Structure

  • Faculty and students drive research in these areas, networking, robotics, control theory, electronic materials, organic electronic devices (OLED, solar cells), wireless communications, antennas, and smart grids, to name a few. 
  • Additionally, active research projects tackle autonomous systems, including autonomous underwater vehicles (UAV), unmanned ground vehicles (UGV), and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Most programs accept applications after the stated deadlines. International- up to 90 days prior to the start date (60 days-domestic U.S. applicants).


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed application form. Submit Online 
  •  $35.00 application fee, payable online by credit card at the time of application 
  •  Official transcripts from all U.S. institutions attended. Transcripts must be sent directly by the issuing institution. Documents can be sent electronically or by postal mail. Transcripts sent directly by the applicant are not accepted. Scanned copies are not accepted. A GPA of 3.0 or higher is typically required; students with exceptional ability may apply with less than 3.0 GPA. 
  • One page statement of purpose/personal statement of goals and research interests.
  • GRE score report: The South Dakota Mines school code is 6652. A department copy is not required. Scores of 50% or higher are recommended; strong quantitative scores are expected. 
  • Three letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14664 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14664 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    14664 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14664 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    8520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8520 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Rapid City

860 - 1300 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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