South Dakota School Of Mines And Technology

South Dakota School Of Mines And Technology

Geology and Geological Engineering PhD


501 East Saint Joseph Street

Rapid City, SD 57701

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Geology and Geological Engineering PhD

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Geology and Geological Engineering PhD degree program emphasizes the completion of a dissertation that makes a unique and significant research contribution. Students may specialize in either geology (which includes paleontology) or geological engineering. Doctoral students work with faculty mentors to develop a specialized program of study in an active research area within the department, including ground water, water quality and resources, environmental resource protection, geologic hazards, geotechnical/engineering geology, energy and mineral resources, environmental and exploration geophysics, geochemistry, petroleum geology, sedimentation/stratigraphy, mineralogy/petrology, geodynamics, GIS/remote sensing, paleontology or structure/tectonics.


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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