Graduate Education

The Department of Chemistry, Biology, and Health Sciences offers a thesis and non-thesis MS degree in Green and Sustainable Chemistry. An accelerated master’s program in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, in which students can earn a MS in as little as one year after completion of their BS degree at South Dakota Mines, is available. The program provides professional preparation for green jobs in industry, national labs, federal agencies, and universities and/or careers in research, development, and management.

The MS Green and Sustainable Chemistry program curriculum is designed to address the growing demand for highly qualified professionals in the broad area of green and sustainable chemistry and technologies and to support and complement current research foci in green and sustainable chemistry. The program offers opportunities for advanced studies and research in renewable energy, sustainable chemistry, environmental science, human health, biotechnology, and biomaterials.

Students with a bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, or related multidisciplinary fields are encouraged to apply. Financial assistance including graduate fellowship, graduate teaching assistantship (GTA), or graduate research assistantship (GRA) may be available to qualified graduate students. For questions regarding the South Dakota Mines Green and Sustainable Chemistry graduate program, please contact the graduate program coordinator Dr. Rajesh Sani (

The faculty of the Department of Chemistry, Biology, and Health Sciences also participate in several South Dakota Mines graduate programs including the MS and PhD programs in Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Biological EngineeringCivil and Environmental Engineering, Material Engineering and Science, and Nanoscience and Nanoengineering.