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Admission Details

  • Application Deadlines
  • Application Process
  • Application Requirements
  • Admitted Students

Application Deadlines

Missouri S&T graduate admissions operate on a rolling admissions basis. The application will remain open after the dates listed below. However, we recommend that you submit your application by the priority application deadlines for optimal chance of admission and funding. 

Master's Priority Deadlines

  • Fall Semester (Aug. - Dec.) - April 30
  • Spring Semester (Jan. - May) - Nov. 15
  • Summer Semester (May - July) - March 15

Doctoral Priority Deadlines

  • Fall Semester (Aug. - Dec.) - Feb. 15
  • Spring Semester (Jan. - May) - Sep. 15
  • Summer Semester (May - July) - Nov. 15 

Application Process

  1. Complete the online application, which will take you through several screens. Note that once you start filling out the application, you can save it at any time and return to it later. Follow the instructions on each screen and note the following:
    • First-time applicants will need to create an account. When you submit your name and email, you will receive a temporary PIN/password sent to your email. Next, you activate your account and change your password. Note your email and password you entered for your account, as you will use this to log into the application portal to complete your application or check your status.
      • Start a new application and select the following:
        • Application type: Graduate Application
        • Application category: Graduate On-Campus or Graduate Online/Distance
        • Degree level: Select accordingly (Doctorate, Doctorate of Engineering, Master's, or Master's of Engineering)
        • Area of Study: Select the major you wish to pursue. Please select a specific area of study – do not select Undecided or Undecided Engineering, since upon admission your specific degree program will need to be listed on your I-20 or DS-2019.
      • Enter personal background information, including:
        • Your permanent and mailing addresses: note that as an international student, your permanent address should be your address in your home country.
        • Citizenship information – enter your citizenship and specify which type of visa you will request (F-1, for which you will receive an I-20; J-1, for which you will receive a DS-2019). Please contact the International Enrollment office at ia@mst.edu if you have any questions regarding your visa.
      • On the Test Scores screen, choose Add Test and enter information for the specific tests you have taken (TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, Duolingo, GRE, GMAT etc.).
      • On the Personal Statement screen, you must submit a statement of 1,000 words or less on why you’re interested in the program. This statement may include your educational goals, discussion of personal circumstances, and faculty you wish to work with.
      • The final screen, Review, will list any errors with your application (for example, if required information is missing). Once your application is complete, choose Submit Application.
      • Please note that for on-campus applications, an application fee will be required once your application has been submitted. The application fee is non-refundable and non-transferable and must be received before your application can be reviewed. There is no application fee for online/distance applications.
        • $55 application fee for domestic graduate students
        • $75 application fee for international graduate students.
        • Application fee payments will be made through your application status page. If you have issues with making the payment through this system, please refer to the Cashier’s website for alternative payment information.
      • We accept unofficial transcripts and test scores during the application process. Your official transcripts and GRE/GMAT scores will be required after an offer of admission is made. S&T’s GRE Test Center Code is 6876 / GMAT test code is RWQ-TL-82
  2. Submit official paper copies of transcripts and degree certificates from all institutions you have attended that show courses taken, grades earned, rank in class, grade point average and class of division earned, if applicable. Please note the following: 
    • Official transcripts must be sent directly from the issuing institution to Missouri S&T and must bear the institution’s seal and appropriate signature.
    • Transcripts may be sent electronically to apply@mst.edu or by mail to Office of Admissions, G2 Parker Hall, 300 W. 13th Street, Rolla, MO 65409-1060 USA.
    • Transcripts must show your most recent semester of completed coursework and the conferral date of your degree, or must otherwise state that the degree has been awarded. 
    • If you are currently enrolled, Missouri S&T will request a final transcript upon completion of your semester.
    • A course-by-course evaluation from WES or another NACES member evaluation agency may be required. Please note that we only accept evaluations for U.S. equivalency. We do not accept Canadian equivalency evaluations.
    • If you have questions about your international transcripts, please contact admissions at intadm@mst.edu.

After you have submitted your online application, you can check the status of your application at any time. To do so, enter the email address and password you used to create your application. 

Application Requirements

  • A submitted online application  
  • Non-refundable application fee (on-campus applications only) 
    • $55 application fee domestic students 
    • $75 application fee for international students
      • Fee waivers may be provided for event attendance. Please review the Graduate Events website for upcoming events that will offer a fee waiver. 
      • Application fee payments will be made through your application status page. If you have issues with making the payment through this system, please refer to the Cashier's website for alternative payment information. 
  • Letters of recommendation (general requirements listed below, individual programs may vary)  
    • 0 for non-thesis master’s programs 
    • 2 for thesis master’s programs 
    • 3 for PhD and DE programs 
  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Unofficial transcripts are accepted at the time of application. Upon arrival on campus, you must request that an official copy of your transcript(s) to be sent to us directly from your previous university’s registrar's office. Once we receive the official documents, we will verify them. If there are any discrepancies between the unofficial documents you submitted, Missouri S&T will withdraw your admission and you will not be allowed to apply to S&T in the future. 
    • Please note: We do not accept 3-year degrees unless you are from a country which is a participant in the  Bologna Process. Your degree must be the equivalent of a 4-year bachelor's degree in the U.S. If your degree is a 3-year degree and your country is not a participant in the Bologna Process, you must provide an official course-by-course evaluation from WES or another NACES member evaluation agency. The evaluation should show your degree is the equivalent of a 4-year U.S. bachelor's degree. 
  • A statement of purpose (personal statement) of 1,000 words or less on why you are interested in the program 
  • A resume or curriculum vitae 
  • GRE and/or GMAT scores (unofficial scores accepted during application process) 
    • The GRE is required for the following programs: 
      • Aerospace Engineering, MS and PhD
      • Applied Mathematics, PhD
      • Biological Sciences, PhD
      • Business Administration, MBA (GRE or GMAT)
      • Civil Engineering, PhD and DE (direct doctorate students without a master's degree only)
      • Computer Engineering, MS and PhD
      • Computer Science, MS and PhD
      • Electrical Engineering, MS and PhD
      • Industrial-Organizational Psychology, MS
      • Information Science and Technology, MS
      • Manufacturing Engineering, MS
      • Mechanical Engineering, MS and PhD
      • Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science, MS and PhD
      • Water Science and Engineering, MS
  • English Language Requirement:  All non-native English speaking graduate international applicants must demonstrate English language competency BEFORE they can enroll in a degree program at Missouri S&T. Students applying for a graduate degree program at S&T must meet one of the minimum scores (unofficial score are accepted): 
    • Missouri S&T does maintain a list of English Proficiency Exempt Countries.
    • Applicants who have received a degree from a university in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, or Canada (with exception of Quebec) will also be exempt from providing English test scores.
      • TOEFL: 80 
      • IELTS: 6.5 
      • PTE: 58 
      • Duolingo: 115
      • Cambridge English B2 First, C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency: 176
    • Please note that any graduate student admitted to Missouri S&T who was required to provide English proficiency test scores at the time of application and who has studied at S&T for fewer than four semesters must satisfy the minimum scores listed here in order to be considered for a GTA appointment. Students who do not meet the requirements listed here, or who provided Duolingo, PTE, or Cambridge English test scores to fulfill the English proficiency requirement, may opt to re-take the TOEFL or IELTS or be assessed by a SPEAK test.
  • Pathway Program: Students who meet all academic admission requirements at Missouri S&T but have not fulfilled the English language proficiency requirement may be eligible for admission through the Pathway Program. Students will be allowed to take academics classes in their degree program while taking one English language class (English 1110) during their first semester. Upon passing English 1110, the student will have met S&T's English language requirement. Requirements for the Pathway Program include one of the minimum scores (unofficial scores are accepted):
    • TOEFL: 60
    • IELTS: 5.5
    • PTE: 50
    • Duolingo: 105
    • Cambridge English B2 First, C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency: 162
  • Missouri S&T may request that you provide an official course-by-course evaluation from WES or another NACES member evaluation agency. If this is required, it will be visible on your application checklist after submission of your application, or an admissions representative will contact you to request it.
    • Please note that we only accept evaluations for U.S. equivalency. We do not accept Canadian equivalency evaluations. 

Admitted Students

Next Steps After Admission

Here, you can find all the information you'll need after being accepted into a graduate program at Missouri S&T. Please use the link below to find out what to do next.

Additional Information

At Missouri S&T we value our students. In our commitment to your education, we've put together information specifically for Missouri S&T undergraduates to help with your transition to becoming a graduate student at S&T. Visit the Graduate Education website for more information. 

Questions about applying:

1. How do I apply?

Apply here! You will create an account and will be able to save your application at any stage. You will also be able to access your application status portal through this same link after a decision has been made. 

2. What are the application deadlines?

Our priority application deadlines are listed here. Missouri S&T operates a rolling admissions process and we will accept applications after these deadlines. 

3. I have difficulty paying the application fee. Are there fee waivers available?

Fee waivers may be provided for event attendance, in-person or virtual. Please keep an eye on your email and the graduate events website to view our upcoming events that will offer a fee waiver.

4. Do you accept three-year degrees?

We do not accept 3-year degrees unless you are from a country which is a participant in the Bologna Process. Your degree must be the equivalent of a 4-year bachelor's degree in the U.S. If your degree is a 3-year degree and your country is not a participant in the Bologna Process, you must provide an official World Education Services (WES) Evaluation proving that your degree is the equivalent of a 4-year U.S. bachelor’s degree.

5. How do I know if all required application materials have been received?

You can check to see if your application is complete by visiting your application status portal. Here, you will see red “X”s if you are missing a document. If we have received your document, you will see green check marks.

6. When will a decision be made on my application?

Once we have received all required application materials, your application will move forward for review. You will receive an email once an admissions decision has been made, which typically takes 2-4 weeks. At that time, you will be able to login to your application status portal to view your admissions decision letter.

Tuition, scholarships, and funding: 

1. What funding options are available?

We offer a number of fantastic scholarship and funding opportunities for our students at both the master's and PhD level. Please review the Graduate Education website for more information on opportunities you may qualify for.

2. How much are the tuition and fees? 

You can find the cost of attendance here

3. Do I need to pay an enrollment deposit?

International on-campus students will need to pay the enrollment fee before the International Enrollment team can proceed with processing your I-20 documents. This fee lets us know that you do intend to enroll at S&T and are actively working on your application materials. It is non-refundable but when you enroll, it will be credited to your student account. The enrollment deposit will be credited to your student account and is non-refundable. Please check your application status portal to make this payment.

I-20 and visa process: 

Please refer to the information provided on the International Enrollment website.

Deferring your admission: 

To initiate a deferral, please contact the Graduate and International Admissions office using the contact information at the bottom of this page. 

Arrival to campus: 

1. How can I get from the St. Louis Lambert International Airport to Rolla?

We provide a free shuttle service to all incoming international students who arrive at the St. Louis Lambert International Airport. You will receive more information on this via email once you have received your I-20. 

2. Will you provide temporary housing?

We do not provide temporary housing. Please utilize local hotels and AirBnB locations if you require temporary accommodation. 

3. How can I find permanent housing in Rolla?

There are multiple on-campus and external housing options for graduate students. Check out the resources here for more information. 

Health requirements for international students: 

Please visit the Student Health Services website for information on international student health requirements for enrollment at Missouri S&T. 

 

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