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Graduate Admission Requirements

All students must meet Missouri S&T graduate admission requirements as well as mining department specific requirements. The admission application and acceptance rules for distance (online) students are the same as those of traditional on-campus students with only slight variations in required forms.  International students must meet the same or equivalent requirements for admission as US citizens and must complete additional forms. There are specific federal requirements for international students interested the Masters of Science Explosives Engineering program.  

Mining Department Requirements

In addition to the minimum graduate admission requirements set by the university, there are mining department specific requirements. These include:

Candidates for the program should have an undergraduate degree in a physical science or engineering discipline and have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (on a 4-point scale). If a candidate has another Bachelor’s degree, the candidate shall have two deficiency courses: fluid mechanics (Civ Eng 230) and statistics and dynamics (IDE 140). Prerequisites for these courses must be satisfied unless individually waived by the instructor. 

The Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical Writing portions of the Graduate Record Examination must be taken for all programs except the Graduate Certificate program. International students must take the examination before admission, and have a Quantitative score of at least 600 and an Analytical Writing score of at least 3.5. U.S. students must take the GRE before the end of their first semester on campus.

International students for whom English is not the native language must submit a TOEFL score of at least 550 paper based or 79 internet based. A GRE score is required of all international students.

Individual Program Requirements- These requirements are in addition to those listed by the university and the mining department and apply to the individual program within the mining department.

Distance Education Programs

All students in the distance education programs must have access to a computer with an internet connection. Minimum computer requirements 

Graduate Certificate Programs

Students enrolled in the graduate certificate programs are not required to complete the GRE exam with the exception of international students. There are no residency requirements. However, students enrolled in courses that have a laboratory component may be required to complete a three-day to one-week long laboratory session at the Missouri S&T, at a time agreed to with the course instructor. 

Graduate Explosives Engineering

To apply for the graduate certificate in Explosives Engineering you must have a minimum of 12-months of post-B.S. professional employment experience. All students must pass criminal background check. Students enrolling in ExpEng/MiEng 350Blasting Design and Technology must be at least 21 years of age.

The Safe Explosives Act prohibits the handling of explosives by non-U.S. residents (those who do not have U.S. citizenship or a “green card”).  Students are required to obtain security clearance by the U.S. government.

Master of Science in Mining Engineering

 The application for admission to the graduate program must be accompanied by a letter addressed to the Department Chair, giving a brief summary of the applicant’s background and the specific areas of research interest, if known at the time.

PhD in Mining Engineering and Doctorate in Mining Engineering

 Students with B.S. degrees and cumulative GPA ≥ 3.50/4.00 can enroll directly in the Ph.D. degree program. Students, who obtain cumulative GPA ≥ 3.50/4.00, after completing the course requirements in the M.S. degree program, may transfer and complete the requirements of the Ph.D. program without completing the M.S. program.

The application for admission to the graduate program must be accompanied by a letter addressed to the Department Chair, giving a brief summary of the applicant’s background and the specific areas of research interest, if known at the time.

Graduate Admissions FAQ

Contact

Dr. Kwame Awuah-Offei
Graduate Program Coordinator
326 McNutt Hall
Phone (573) 341-6438
Fax (573) 341-6934
Email kwamea@mst.edu

Dr. Greg Galecki
Distance Education Coordinator
1101 Kingshighway
Phone (573) 341-4938
Fax (573) 341-6934
Email ggalecki@mst.edu

Dr. Paul Worsey
Explosives Engineering
270 McNutt
Phone (573) 341-4317
Fax (573) 341-6934
Email pworsey@mst.edu

Shirley Hall
Secretary
227 McNutt
Phone (573) 341-6303
Fax (573) 341-6934
Email hallsi@mst.edu

 

 

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