Graduate students

Admission Details

The biggest names in industry recognize the power of a Missouri S&T degree. Our graduate students are supported by generous research and teaching assistantships, and they are hired by the nation's most demanding corporations and employers. Our students have prospered from the individual attention each and every student receives on our campus.

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  • Application Deadlines
  • Admission Process
  • Admission Requirements

Application Deadlines


Priority Application Deadlines

If you are planning to attend Missouri S&T, it's a good idea to submit your application before our priority application deadlines to ensure that you're on the best track for fellowships, financial assistance, and registration opportunities.

  • Fall Semester (August-December) - apply before July 15
  • Spring Semester (January-May) - apply before December 15
  • Summer Semester (May-July) - apply before May 1

Admission Process


Follow the directions in the online application to upload your transcripts, test scores, recommendations and any other required documentation.

Graduate applicants should apply for admission no earlier than 12 months before the semester in which they intend to enroll at Missouri S&T.

If you apply for admission, but haven't yet submitted GRE or GMAT scores to the university, we'll hold your application and wait to process your file until all documents and test scores have been received.

Admission Requirements

You must submit your GRE or GMAT scores to the university. S&T's GRE Test Center code is 6876. Check specific academic department for requirements or contact your preferred degree graduate coordinator.

Admission Categories

Graduate students at Missouri S&T are admitted or classified in one of the following categories:

Regular Status

Admission as a regular graduate student is normally limited to those who ranked in the upper third of their baccalaureate graduating class or who have produced quality work at the graduate level. For this requirement, a cumulative B average (3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale), or a B average (3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale) for the student’s last sixty credit hours of undergraduate coursework is considered equivalent to an upper one-third standing. If the student’s undergraduate coursework does not meet the standards of the graduate degree granting department, the student may be required to take additional courses, for non-graduate credit, as determined by the chair or designate of the major department. For more specific information about minimum GPA requirements, please consult your prospective department’s website.

Probational Status

Any person not eligible for admission as a regular graduate student may be considered for admission as a probational graduate student. Probational graduate admission is normally limited to those students who ranked in the upper one-half of their baccalaureate graduating class, or who have achieved at least a cumulative 2.75 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) for their entire undergraduate career, or a 2.75 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) for their last sixty credit hours of undergraduate coursework. Minimum GPA requirements for particular departments may be set higher, so please consult your prospective department’s website for more specific information. Regular and probational student status, as described above, is normally limited to the upper one-third (or minimum 3.0 GPA for the last two years as equivalent) and one-half (or minimum 2.75 GPA for the last two years as equivalent) of graduating class students, respectively. Individual degree programs will use both the GRE and GPA to select students qualified for graduate studies. GPA requirements may be set higher than those stated above.

Non-degree Status

Any prospective student who wishes to study at the graduate level, but who does not intend to pursue a graduate degree, may be considered for admission as a non-degree graduate student. Typically, this category of admission applies to, but is not restricted to, individuals who have a job-related need for a particular graduate-level course. Admission to non-degree graduate student status requires an application form, official transcripts, and an application fee, but neither GRE nor GMAT scores are required. Prospective students seeking admission in this category are encouraged to refer to their prospective department’s website for further department-specific information regarding non-degree status admission requirements. For complete information on each of the above graduate admissions statuses, and for limitations that apply to provisional status and to non-degree status, view the Graduate Catalog. International applicants: review our international admissions section.

Getting started at S&T

There is so much to experience at S&T, and we are here to make the process and experience as seamless as possible for you, from hosting campus visits to facilitating the New Graduate Student Orientation.

Funding Opportunities

There are several funding opportunities to help make your degree at S&T an excellent return on investment.