Missouri University of Science and Technology
Following are minimum admission requirements for new graduate students. Keep in mind that individual academic departments may require more competitive requirements than the university's established minimums. Contact the graduate coordinator of your preferred degree to inquire about specific requirements.
Application Dealines for U.S. Students
Application materials must be received by the Missouri S&T Office of Admissions by the following dates:
General Graduate Admission Requirements
Admission is normally given to those students who ranked in the upper third of their baccalaureate graduating class or who have done quality work at the graduate level. For this requirement, a B average in the last two years of undergraduate effort is considered equivalent to an upper one-third standing. If the student's undergraduate curriculum lacks some of the equivalent courses in the undergraduate curriculum at Missouri S&T, the student may be required to complete the deficiencies, for non graduate credit, as determined by the major department chair. All departments require a GRE score for admission with the exception of the MBA degree program which prefers applicants submit a GMAT score.
Any person not desiring a graduate degree may be considered for admission as a non-degree graduate student. Any person not eligible for admission as a regular graduate student may be considered for admission as a conditional graduate student.
Any conditional graduate student who subsequently desires to become a candidate for a degree may be admitted to regular graduate standing upon the recommendation of the department chair in the proposed major field of study and approval of the school/college dean. However, such consideration is not permitted until the student has completed a minimum of 12 semester hours of graduate course work with a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher. Only that portion of the work completed as a conditional graduate student which is approved by the student's adviser and department chair may be applied toward a graduate degree, but all work completed as a conditional graduate student--as well as GRE/GMAT scores--will be considered relative to admission to degree candidacy. No more than one semester beyond the semester of completion of the first 12 hours taken as a conditional student may be allowed in the conditional status. All graduate course work (excluding research and special problems) taken will be included in figuring the cumulative grade point average. Conditional students are not allowed to enroll for 490 credit until the semester in which the "minimum of 12 semester hours of graduate course work" which forms the trial schedule will be completed.
Regular and conditional 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.
In practice, other students with special needs may take course work exclusive of 400-level courses as non-candidate for degree students with the approval of the applicable department chair and school/college dean. Non-candidate for degree students may enroll in graduate (exclusive of 400 level) courses, but the work will not be transferred to the graduate program if the student is admitted to graduate study after the summer semester of 1994.
Students who have undergraduate courses to be taken due to a different undergraduate discipline, or for any other reason, but who otherwise meet graduate admission requirements, are encouraged to apply for graduate admission by the first semester that they plan on taking one or more graduate courses, and may be permitted to enroll for these graduate courses.
*Post-baccalaureate students are administered outside of graduate study, and the director of admissions should be consulted for admissions in this category.
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