M.Sc. On Campus

Space Resources

Colorado School of Mines

12 months
37350 USD/year
37350 USD/year
16650 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Want to learn how to mine in space? Mines has a degree for that. With the Space Resources program of Colorado School of Mines students can prepare to be scientists, engineers, economists, entrepreneurs and policy makers to set the stage for a new space race 50 years after humanity first set foot on the Moon.


Graduates of the Space Resources program of Colorado School of Mines take advantage of Mines’ world-renowned expertise in terrestrial resources and energy systems and learn how this knowledge can be applied beyond Earth. With guidance from a multidisciplinary group of experts in academia, space agencies and private companies, students will become leaders in this emerging field and propel humanity into the future.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Space Resources Fundamentals
  • Space Systems Engineering
  • Space Resources Graduate Seminar
  • Space Resources Design And Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
160 (quantitative)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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 Mines 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 (requirement may be waived after interview with program representative)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37350 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    37350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37350 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    16650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16650 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Golden

950 - 1350 USD /month
Living costs

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


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