Prospective Students

Undergraduate and Transfer Students

UG & Transfer students both apply to Mines, not to a specific department. Once you are here you can declare PE as your major.

Program Overview

PE Course Flowchart

UG Admissions

Scholarships and Financial Aid:

Please contact the Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Terri Snyder, for more information about the PE program.

Graduate Students

Graduate students must apply to the department via the Graduate Office

Program Overview

Application Deadlines

Online Application

International Students

PE Graduate Program Application Requirements

The department has made the requirement that all applicants must have taken core engineering, science and math courses before they should apply to the P.E. graduate program. These classes would be 3 courses of Calculus, 2 courses of Chemistry with quantitative lab, 2 courses of Physics, Fluid Mechanics, Thermo Dynamics, Mechanics of Materials, Statics and Differential Equations. (Mines Class Descriptons)

Applicants with a weak background in petroleum engineering will be reviewed if their undergraduate record (geophysics, chemical, civil, electrical or mechanical engineering) is satisfactory, and if their GRE scores and the TOEFL scores (for international applicants) are satisfactory. Minimum scores required for applications to be reviewed are: TOEFL is 80 out of 120, with no individual score being lower than 18; GPA must be 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or above; GRE scores 139 verbal, 155(MS)- 159(PhD) quantitative, and 3.5 analytical.

Provisionally admitted students will be required to take up to seven P.E. undergraduate courses to complete any deficiencies and demonstrate their ability before being fully admitted to the graduate program. An advisor would sit down with you once you are on campus to go over your transcripts and work history to determine if all the deficiency courses would be required. You would need to pass them with a GPA of 3.0 or better to be fully accepted into the graduate program.

Financial Assistance for PE Graduate Students

Funding for incoming graduate students is limited, even if they have a strong background in petroleum engineering. Financial assistance is considered after students arrive and demonstrate their abilities.

Financial Aid Office


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