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Certificate to Master's Degree

For students who started their program with a graduate certificate (who earned a B or better in each certificate course) and now wish to continue on for the corresponding master’s degree. 

Students should apply to continue with their master’s program during the last semester of their graduate certificate.

The required application items vary by department. To see what is required of each master's program please select your program from the list below. Be prepared to have application materials ready to be uploaded before you start the online application*. If for some reason you are unable to have everything when applying: we still encourage you to start your application, but please note we will be unable to process it without having each item listed below. Please call or email the Office of Global Learning (573-341-4892) with any questions or concerns about the process.

*Please be sure to include your S&T Institutional Data when filling out your certificate to master's application. You can upload an UNOFFICIAL S&T Transcript into your application. An unofficial transcript can be requested through Joe’SS, here's a step-by-step tutorial.


Graduate Degree Programs Required Application Materials

                                                              

Students completing a Business or IST graduate certificate (and have earned a B or better in each certificate course) must submit the following materials to apply for the MBA or IST MS program:

Students completing a Civil or Environmental Engineering graduate certificate (and have earned a B or better in each certificate course) must submit the following materials to apply for the MS program:

Students completing a Computer Science graduate certificate (and have earned a B or better in each certificate course) must submit the following materials to apply for the MS program:

  • Completed Application
  • Statement of Purpose
  • The names of 3 faculty members to use as reference. This may be uploaded in a document under the "Portfolio" section of the online application or at the bottom of their statement of purpose.

Students completing an Electrical or Computer Engineering graduate certificate (and have earned a B or better in each certificate course) must submit the following materials to apply for the MS program:

Students completing an Engineering Management graduate certificate (and have earned a B or better in each certificate course) must submit the following materials to apply for the MS program:

  • Completed Application
  • Statement of Purpose (NOT required if one was submitted with initial certificate application.)
  • The names of 3 faculty members to use as reference. This may be uploaded in a document under the "Portfolio" section of the online application or at the bottom of their statement of purpose.

Students completing Technical Communication graduate certificate (and have earned a B or better in each certificate course) must submit the following materials to apply for the MS program:

Students completing a Geotechnics graduate certificate (and have earned a B or better in each certificate course) must submit the following materials to apply for the ME program:

Students completing a Manufacturing graduate certificate (and have earned a B or better in each certificate course) must submit the following materials to apply for the ME program:

Students completing a Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering graduate certificate (and have earned a B or better in each certificate course) must submit the following materials to apply for the MS program:

Students completing a Mining or Explosives Engineering graduate certificate (and have earned a B or better in each certificate course) must submit the following materials to apply for the ME/MS program:

Students completing a Psychological Science graduate certificate (and have earned a B or better in each certificate course) must submit the following materials to apply for the MS program:

Students completing a Systems Engineering graduate certificate (and have earned a B or better in each certificate course) must submit the following materials to apply for the MS program:


Application & Fee

Complete the online application. When you start a new application select "Graduate Online/Distance". Don't forget to list your current employer and company location on the application. 

The application fee is a one-time $55 fee. 
Students applying to continue on for their graduate degree after completing a graduate certificate do NOT need to repay the fee.


Statement of Purpose

2-3 paragraphs explaining why you are applying for this program. Statement is to be submitted electronically on the online application; you'll copy and paste it into the provided text box.


Letters of Recommendation

When applying you will list your recommenders and provide their email addresses.  They will receive an email informing them of your request.  After a period of time, they will receive a reminder if they have not provided a recommendation.

Please note: some departments (engineering management, computer science) will accept the names of faculty members to be used as recommenders. This may be uploaded in a document under the "Portfolio" section of the online application or at the bottom of their statement of purpose.

 


Resume

Some programs will require a resume when applying. Check with your specific department’s requirements if you are not sure if this applies to you. Upload your resume on the online application under your "Portfolio". PDF or JPG file formats are preferred. 


 

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Global Learning - Distance Education
Student Support Services

300 W. 12th Street
216 Centennial Hall
Rolla, MO 65409-1560
Phone: 573-341-6591
Toll Free: 1-877-678-1870
Email: global@mst.edu