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									     Graduate Studies at
     Presented by: Elaine Light
        University History
1870: Founded as University of Missouri
     School of Mines and Metallurgy (MSM)

 1964: University of Missouri-Rolla (UMR)
            expanded curriculum and research mission

2008: Missouri University of Science and
          Technology (Missouri S&T)
          emphasizes STEM focused mission
      Rolla, Missouri
“The Middle of Everywhere”

        160 km from Saint Louis
        640 km from Chicago
                  Fast Facts

•   34 Graduate Certificates offered
•   28 Master’s Programs offered
•   20 PhD programs offered
•   11 degrees offered entirely on-line
•   175 classes offered on-line
•   54% international students

                                    Celebration of the Nations
                       One of America’s Great Universities
A Top Public University
Missouri S&T ranked 59th among the nation’s top public universities (U.S. News & World Report, 2011 America’s Best Colleges, September 2010).

Top 3 starting salaries among public universities
Missouri S&T named in’s list of highest average starting salaries for graduates (, Aug. 2010)

Top 5 best values among national public
Missouri S&T ranked 5th among the nation’s national public universities and 37th overall (U.S. News & World Report, 2010 America’s Best Colleges
     Guidebook, September 2009).

Top 20 STEM research university
Missouri S&T named in Academic Analytics’ “Top 20 Specialized Research Universities - STEM” (, Jan. 2008)

Top 30 safest college campuses
Missouri S&T ranked #27 in Reader’s Digest’s “Campus Safety Survey” (, 2008).
                   Programs Offered
Aerospace Engineering (MS/PhD)         Explosives Engineering (MS)
Applied & Environmental Biology (MS)   Geological Engineering (MS/ME/PhD/DE)
                                       Geology and Geophysics (MS/PhD)
Applied Math (MS/MST/PhD)
                                       Information Science & Technology (MS)
Biomaterials (MS)
                                       Manufacturing Engineering (MS/ME)
Business Administration (MBA)          Math/Statistics (MS/PhD)
Ceramic Engineering (MS/PhD)           Mechanical Engineering (MS/PhD)
Chemical Engineering (MS/PhD/DE)       Materials Science & Engineering (MS/PhD)
Chemistry (MS/PhD)                     Metallurgical Engineering (MS/PhD)
Civil Engineering (MS/PhD)             Mining Engineering (MS/ME/PhD/DE)
Computer Engineering (MS/PhD/DE)       Nuclear Engineering (MS/PhD/DE)
Computer Science (MS/PhD)              Petroleum Engineering (MS/PhD/DE)
Electrical Engineering (MS/PhD/DE)     Physics (MS/PhD)
                                       Systems Engineering (MS/PhD)
Engineering Management (MS/PhD)
                                       Technical Communication (MS/MA)
Environmental Engineering (MS/PhD)
            Interdisciplinary Research Centers

Center for Bone and Tissue Repair       Environmental Research Center for
  and Regeneration (CBTRR)              Emerging Contaminants (ERC)

Center for Environmental Science and    Intelligent Systems Center (ISC)
  Technology (CEST)
                                        Materials Research Center (MRC)
Center for Excellence for Aerospace
  Particulate Emissions Reduction       Missouri Transportation Institute (MTI)
  Research (CEAPERR)
                                        Rock Mechanics and Explosives
                                        Research Center (RMERC)

Center for Infrastructure Engineering   Technology Transfer and Economic
  Studies (CIES)                        Development

Energy Research & Development           University Transportation Center
   (RERDC)                              (UTC)
          Research Highlight:
              Bridge repair using CFRP
                           Stephen Grelle
                          MS Civil Engineering

Using carbon fiber-reinforced
polymer (CFRP) along with
some common construction
materials, damaged bridge
columns were repaired in a 72
hour timeframe.

                           Photo by: Angelica Orahood
Research Highlight:

 The Center of Excellence for Aerospace
Particulate Emissions Reduction Research
is a multidisciplinary effort drawing on the solid base of
engineering and sciences provided by the Missouri
University of Science and Technology. The Missouri S&T
effort is integrated into a national consortium studying the
environmental impact of aviation related activities.
            Research Highlight:
                                                  Blast and Impact Resistance
Dr. Jeffery S. Volz of Missouri                           Darwin I. Keener
University of Science and                                  MS Civil Engineering
Technology, and his team of
faculty and students received
$500,000 from the Leonard
Wood Institute to develop a
carbon fiber product that will
allow its use in conventional
reinforced concrete, resulting in
significantly improved blast and
impact resistance.

                             Photo by: Angelica Orahood
            Research Highlight:

Work conducted at the Rock
and Explosives Research Center
ranges from fundamental research into the basic
mechanical phenomena relating to rock, waterjet
and explosives behavior to applied engineering
research directed to practical solutions to
empirical problems. Much of the Center’s
research is multi-disciplinary in nature.
                    Research Highlight:

                                  …there needs to be intelligent
                                  power converters with these
                                  renewable sources which are
                                  capable of analyzing the grid
                                  and taking action to improve
                                  the power quality.

                                   Intelligent Power
                                          Luke Watson
                                     PhD Electrical Engineering

Photo by: Angelica Orahood
         Research Highlight:

The Center for Aerospace
Manufacturing Technologies
serves to research, develop, evaluate and demonstrate new
and optimal methodologies and tools for the rapid and cost-
effective manufacture of aerospace components and
products and promotes new education and training programs
for the evolving aerospace manufacturing workforce,
resulting in significant technological advancement and
national economic impact.
• Total Graduate Enrollment 1850
• On-Campus Graduate Enrollment 1155
  – MS 653
  – PhD 502
• 50+ countries represented
  – USA 528
  – India 263
  – China 154
           Cost of Attendance

Tuition and Fees without Funding   Tuition and Fees with Funding (full-
      (full-time for 9 months)              time for 9 months)
           $16,195.48                           $4,658.92
                            Graduate Funding
Teaching Assistantships
Teaching Assistantship (TA) is a source of funding that is offered to graduate students. The student is required to assist in the
teaching of undergraduate courses in their discipline. TAs receive a stipend and their out-of-state fees are waived. These
positions are usually only offered to international students after their first semester.
TA positions are usually awarded by the department. Visit with the graduate staff person in your department to learn their
process for applying for these positions.

Research Assistantships
Research Assistantship (RA) is a source of funding that is offered to graduate students. The student is required to assist in
performing research for a particular grant the professor has received.
RAs receive a stipend and their out-of-state fees are waived.
RA positions are offered by individual faculty to assist them with a specific research project. Contact the graduate staff person
in your department to find out how to apply for such positions. The practice of mass-emailing every faculty person in a
department in strongly discouraged and is often counterproductive.

Graduate Assistantships
A Graduate Assistantship (GA) is offered to students to work for a professor doing any number of tasks not necessarily
specific to research or teaching a course. GAs receive a stipend and their out of state fees are waived.

                                          Current Stipend Amounts for RA/TA/GA:
                                              .5 FTE = $16,650/academic year
                                              .25 FTE = $8,325/academic year

Visit the following links for sources of funding outside the university:
                   Application Process
Application Instructions
•   Submit the Following:
     – Application
     – $50 non-refundable application fee payable to Missouri S&T
     – College/university transcripts
     – GRE or GMAT scores
     – TOEFL/IELTS scores
     – Statement of Purpose
     – 3 letters of recommendation
        (must be in sealed envelopes or emailed to
     – Resume
             •   NOTE: We will accept copies of your test scores and transcripts for evaluation purposes, but official
                 copies will be required before you enroll. You can email scanned copies to graduate-

Send all information to:                                            Institution Codes
Director of Admissions
Missouri University of Science & Technology
                                                                    GRE and TOEFL are 6876
106 Parker Hall 300 W 13th Street                                   GMAT program code is RWQ-TL-82
Rolla, Missouri 65409-1060

                                    You can Access the ONLINE
                        Graduate Admissions Application at:
                 Admissions Requirements
                                TOEFL TOEF TOEFL GRE GRE GRE GRE    GRE
           Departments           PBT L CBT iBT    Q   V   A V+Q     WR GMAT
Aerospace Engineering            570   230   88              1100    3.5
Applied & Environmental Biology  550   213   79 600 370               4
Ceramic Engineering              570   230   88 600          1100    3.5
Chemical Engineering             570   230   79 700                   4
Chemistry                        550   213   79 600                   3
Civil Engineering                550   213   79              1100     4  Note: Our admissions
Computer Engineering             580   237   92 730      640 1100     4  requirements will be
Computer Science                 570   230   89 700 370               4
Electrical Engineering           580   237   92 730      640 1100     4  changing to reflect the
Engineering Management           580   237   92              1150     4  new GRE score format
English                          550   213   79
Environmental Engineering        550   213   79              1100    4    in the near future.
Geological Engineering           550   213   79 600          1050   3.5
Geology/Geophysics               550   213   79 600                 3.5
Information Science & Technology 570   230   89 600 370             3.5   550
Manufacturing Engineering        570   230   88              1100   3.5
Materials Science & Engineering  570   230   88              1100   3.5
Mathematics/Statistics           550   213   79 600                  4
MBA                              570   230   88              1100   3.5   550
Mechanical Engineering           570   230   88              1100   3.5
Metallurgical Engineering        570   230   88 600          1100   3.5
Mining Engineering               550   213   79 600                 3.5           IELTS: 6.5
Nuclear Engineering              550   213   79 600          1100   3.5
Petroleum Engineering            550   213   79 600                  3      (CS PhD requirement is 7.0)
Physics                          550   213   79 675                 3*
Systems Engineering              580   237   92              1150    4
Technical Communication          550   213   79
              •Process the
               application and send

               it one when all
Admissions     supporting
               documents are

                                  •Reviews your file and
                                   make the decision of
             Department            whether or not to

                                                      •Reviews the file
                                                       to ensure
                                Office of Graduate     accuracy and
                                      Studies          fairness of

                                                                          •Enters the
                                                     Admissions            decision and issues
                                                                           accept or deny letter
                                                                           and email

                                                                          International         information,
                                                                                                processes I-20,
                                                                             Affairs            sends formal
       Q: What is a credit hour?

A: A credit hour is the number of hours
  each week you should expect to spend
  in the classroom* for a particular
  course. Most of our courses are 3
  credit hours.
*Please understand that this does not
  include the time you will spend out of
  class studying and completing
 Q: How many credit
hours should a master’s
 student take their first
 semester at Missouri
 A:   This is a decision
 your advisor will help you
 make after you arrive.
 To be considered full-
 time you are required to
 take 9 credit hours in the
 Fall and Spring
Q: Can I work on my dissertation/research
     while completing my coursework?
A: In many cases it is possible, but we
 encourage you to discuss this possibility
 with your advisor.
 Q: How many credit hours will I need to
             get my degree?

A: M.S. – the minimum
 number of credit hours is
Ph.D. – the minimum
 number of credit hours is
 72 beyond the bachelor’s
Q: How long will it take to get my degree?
A: Assuming satisfactory progress is
M.S. – approximately 2 years
Ph.D. – varies by discipline
     Ex: approximately 3 ½ -4 years
          (for engineering disciplines)
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  Our Students
Pay Scale
  Median Salary:
Doctorate: $80,860
 Master's: $63,856
Bachelor's: $50,856
      Student Organizations
200 student organizations including:
• Council of Graduate Students
• Chinese Students and Scholars Association
• International Students Club
• 29 Professional Societies
• 23 Recreation Organizations
  –   Fencing Club
  –   Racquetball Club
                                      Celebrating the
  –   Skydiving Club                  Chinese New
  –   Spelunkers Club                 Year
                Life in Rolla
• Population 18,000
• 100 miles from Springfield and St. Louis
• Camping, hiking, fishing, national parks,
  miniature golf, go-karts, skating
• Links:
    One of America’s Great
          We’re one of America’s top
   technological research universities.

           Our students get great jobs
                     at great salaries.

         Our students graduate with the
ability to address real-world problems.

               We’re one of America’s
                “30 safest campuses.”

        S&T is one of America’s top 10
     “best value” national universities.

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