South Dakota School Of Mines And Technology

South Dakota School Of Mines And Technology

Computational Sciences and Robotics


501 East Saint Joseph Street

Rapid City, SD 57701

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master's of Science

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers a master of science degree in computational sciences & robotics (CSR). This distinctive degree program combines the intelligent power of the computational sciences with cutting-edge developments in robotics. CSR is one of only a handful of software-focused robotics programs in the country. The CSR graduate program provides students with the skills they will need in a rapidly-evolving field. Specialized courses allow students to develop their individual technical skills along with a strong emphasis on teamwork, including research projects which involve faculty and students from a variety of disciplines. The degree program includes a core in robotics and autonomous systems covering fundamentals of managing robotics systems in a dynamic environment. Coursework includes projects where students gain experience putting theory into practice. The active seminar program mentors students in research; provides a support network for interdisciplinary research; and a forum for students to advance their teaming and communication skills. Students who are eager to engage in research can jump on the thesis track while students who wish to broaden their academic background with additional coursework are able to pursue a non-thesis track. A wide variety of electives allow students to pursue their specific interests within the degree framework.


We are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) North Central Association.

International Student Requirements:

• Third party foreign transcript evaluation for all foreign institutions attended, including evidence of your bachelor’s degree if applicable. Effective August 15, 2012, SDSM&T requires a course-by-course evaluation report sent directly to us from the evaluating institution. We will only accept evaluation reports from Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE) or World Education Services (WES). If you use ECE, order a catalog match report. If you use WES, order a course by course report. • Evidence of English proficiency, with the exception of applicants from countries where English is the native language. Applicants who have a prior degree from a university in the U.S. may be considered for exemption. Note that Engineering Management will only consider applications meeting the upper level score criteria.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Specialized Institution—School of engineering and technology

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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