Graduate Degree Programs

Master of Science in Mining Engineering

Program Description:
Get on the fast track to management and executive positions through a master of science degree in mining engineering. Graduates of Missouri S&T’s mining program are leaders in their fields and pursue careers in raw material production, all aspects of mining (coal, metals, aggregates etc.) and related fields, highway, dam and power station construction, and weapons systems. This program is one of the best in the nation. A total of 30 credit hours are required to complete the degree, which includes a limited research component. Through this program, students acquire an advanced understanding of mining processes, an ability to design and select equipment for specific operations and an ability to use cutting-edge engineering tools and knowledge to solve mining-related problems in an economical, safe and efficient way.

This program takes advantage of current developments in online learning; however, for students enrolled in a laboratory section, there may be a three-day to one-week laboratory session required on the Missouri S&T campus.

Please check the Schedule of Classes for a current list of available courses for distance students.


  • A bachelor’s degree in physical science or engineering, GPA ≥ 2.75, or bachelor’s degree in another subject, along with work experience in mining, may be substituted, if approved;
  • GRE Q 148 or greater (600 based on previous scale) and GRE AW of at least 3.5.
  • Candidates may choose to enter through the Graduate Certificate Program first, which does not require a GRE.
  • International requirements: TOEFL score of at least 88 iBT, in addition to GRE scores.

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Graduate Certificates
Graduate certificate programs are a great way to start earning college credit toward a graduate degree. The GRE is not required to enter a certificate program. If you complete a certificate program with a grade of B or better in all core courses, you may be accepted into the corresponding master's degree program without taking the GRE*.

Mining Engineering Certificates:

*Completion of a graduate certificate program does not automatically guarantee admission into a corresponding graduate degree program. To continue in a master’s degree program, you must apply. Click here for details and check with academic department for program specific details and requirements.

Courses are delivered over the Internet, via live streaming video; collaborative learning software includes WebEx and Blackboard; classes are archived online for review and easy access. For some courses, DVDs or CDs are mailed to the students to allow flexibility with learning.

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1400 N. Bishop
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Phone: 573-341-7652

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