Community-Based Research and Design
The Mines humanitarian engineering and science graduate program educates technical professionals to promote sustainable communities in this unique program drawing on engineering, applied sciences, and social sciences. HES students engage in direct research and design activities within and alongside the communities they seek to serve. The program prepares graduates for careers in international development, corporate responsibility, or further study.
- Master of Science (thesis based): 30 credit hours, comprised of 24 credit hours of coursework in both humanitarian engineering and an affiliated disciplinary stream, plus a minimum of 6 credit hours of thesis research.
- Master of Science (non-thesis): 30 credit hours of coursework spanning humanitarian engineering and an affiliated disciplinary stream.
- Certificate: 9 credit hours of coursework focused exclusively on humanitarian engineering theoretical foundations and practical applications.
- Advanced Engineering and Sustainable Community Development
- Engineers Engaging Communities
- Risks in Humanitarian Engineering and Science
- Humanitarian Engineering and Science Capstone Practicum
- Environmental Engineering
- Geological Engineering
- Humanitarian Robotics
- Data Science
- Statement of purpose, updated curriculum vitae or resume, and transcripts for post-secondary degrees are required for all students.
- The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and three letters of recommendation are required for students pursuing the MS thesis option.
- Non-native English speakers must meet one of the following minimum requirements: TOEFL iBT score of 79; TOEFL paper-based test score of 550; TOEFL computer-based test score of 213; IELTS score of 6.5; or have received a prior degree from an English-speaking university.
- Mines undergraduate students may include up to six credits from their undergraduate program counted toward a combined BS/MS degree.
- Apply today for consideration up to $20,000 as a Shultz Scholar.
- Eligible low-income students with unmet need may also qualify for up to$10,000/yr for up to two years.