SD Mines adds new Ph.D. specialization in mining engineering

South Dakotans heading to state universities next year won't see a tuition hike because of increased state funding. (photo courtesy SDSM&T)

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) – The decision to add a new Ph.D. specialization in the Mining Engineering and Management Department at SDSM&T will increase research opportunities and funding, as well as develop critical collaborations.

The department recommended the Ph.D. mining engineering specialization in response to increased interest from students; an increased need within the industry and government for Ph.D. employees; and a desire for more federal research funding opportunities.

The addition of this Ph.D. specialization at Mines was approved by the South Dakota Board of Regents summer 2017.