Missouri University of Science & Technology

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General Information

The Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) was founded in 1870. It was one of the very first technological schools west of the Mississippi. Most people know this school for its science and math degrees. However, Missouri S&T also offers liberal arts and humanities degrees with a science or math emphasis. This residential campus is located in Rolla, MO. It has a total undergraduate population of 5,504 with a graduate enrollment of 1,702. The University offers baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees.

Admissions Information

As with any college, Missouri S&T has an application fee; the current fee is $45.00. Missouri S&T has a high acceptance rate of 91%. An admissions office is available to answer specific admissions questions from prospective students.

College Majors

The principles of science and math stretch into many realms. This fact is evidenced by the range of majors offered at Missouri S&T:

  • Biological & Biomedical Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biophysics
  • Business, Management, & Marketing
  • Business –"
  • Business Administration/Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Computer & Information Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Information Sciences
  • Information Sciences/Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Engineering
  • Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Ceramic Sciences/Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical/Communications Engineering
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geological Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Mining/Mineral Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Petroleum
  • Polymer/Plastics
  • Engineering Technologies
  • Engineering/Industrial Management
  • English Language & Literature
  • English Language & Literature
  • Technical/Business Writing
  • Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-medicine
  • History
  • History
  • Law & Legal Studies
  • Prelaw
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy & Religion
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences

Undergraduate Programs

Missouri S&T offers a Bachelor of Sciences and/or a Bachelor of Arts in the following areas of study:

Sciences & Computing (7 degrees offered)
Business & Social Sciences (3 degrees offered)
Arts & Humanities (6 degrees offered)
Engineering (15 degrees offered)
Pre-Professional Advising

Graduate Programs

Numerous graduate program choices await at Missouri S&T. Missouri S&T offers an MS, MBA, MST, DE, or PhD on campus in the following areas of study:

Business & Communication (2 degrees offered)
Sciences & Computing (9 degrees offered)
Engineering (18 degrees offered)

Certain degrees are available off campus and via Distance Learning:

Aerospace Engineering
Business Administration
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Electrical Engineering
Engineering Management
Environmental Engineering
Information Science & Technology
Manufacturing Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Mining Engineering
Systems Engineering

Online Degrees and Programs

Missouri S&T also offers certificate programs online:

Business Administrations
Chemical & Biological Engineering
Civil Architectural & Environmental Engineering
Computer Science
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Engineering Management
English & Technical Communication
Geological Sciences & Engineering
Information Technology
Manufacturing Engineering
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Mining & Nuclear Engineering
Systems Engineering

Engineers can use the Professional Development Programs to meet the requirements necessary for maintaining an engineer license. Online PDH courses provide access to seminars and courses, helping engineers meet their required hours.


In August 2012, Newsweek ranked Missouri S&T as the number one "Best Investment" among public universities for out-of-state students. Bloomberg's Businessweek listed the University on the top 25 best value university list. In June 2013, the U.S. News & World Report called it the "Top teacher education program for secondary education in Missouri, according to the National Council on Teacher Quality".


Missouri S&T is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Each program also needs accreditation from the particular profession for which it prepares students. For example, the Petroleum Engineering program is accredited by ABET, and the Department of Business and Information Technology is accredited by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).

Financial Aid and Scholarships

80 percent of students receive scholarships or other forms of financial assistance. Those interested in receiving financial aid must first complete a FAFSA . First time freshman may be able to receive the following financial aid: merit based awards, Chancellor's scholarship, external scholarships, and departmental awards.

Other types of financial aid are transfer scholarships, grants, or student loans. Students can also meet their college bill needs through a campus job, graduate fellowship, work study program, internship, or eBilling.

Library System

Missouri S&T's library is the Curtis Laws Wilson Library. The library provides the following services: borrowing and circulation, course reserves, interlibrary loan, reference services, poster printing and multimedia, tutorials and library instruction, distance education, and information for faculty.

The library website has research tools, electronic journals, online databases. The Online Merlin catalog allows for quick search of journals, magazines, newspapers and books found in the library. Scholar's Mine contains faculty papers, graduate works, departmental publications and other works compiled from the university.


The Miners are the athlete students of Missouri S&T. Men compete in baseball, football, basketball, cross country, soccer, swimming, track and field. Women compete in basketball, cross country, soccer, track & field, softball, volleyball. The university competes in the NCAA Division II.

Student Housing

Missouri S&T has a variety of residential living areas. Prospective students can choose from three different residence halls: Residential College, Thomas Jefferson Hall, and Quadrangle Complex. Each building is unique in its layout. All living areas have a wide variety of amenities. Rates vary, depending on room size. Every room contract includes a meal plan. Students can choose from seven meal plan options. Apartments are also available; students can choose between Miner Village, Nagogami Terrace and Solar Village. Missouri S&T also has learning communities within residential life, which seek to continue education outside of the classroom by adhering to guidelines or participating in specific programs.

General Information

Admission Office
106 Parker Hall
300 West 13th Street
Rolla, MO 65409-1060
(573) 341-4164
(800) 522-0938
Fax: (573) 341-4082
[email protected]
Contact: Rance Larsen
Director of Admissions
Main Address
300 West 13th Street
Rolla, MO 65409
(573) 341-4111
Total undergrads: 5,504
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,149
Degree-seeking undergrads: 5,458
Graduate enrollment: 1,702
Student-to-faculty ratio: 17:1

Rural setting
Large town (10,000 – 49,999)
Residential campus
Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee
College has an application fee: Yes
Regular application fee: $45
Online application fee: $45
Enrollment Rates
Percent applicants admitted: 91%

College Majors

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry B
Biology B
Biophysics B

Business, Management, & Marketing
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
Management Information Systems B

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Information Sciences/Systems B
Information Technology B

Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering B
Architectural Engineering B
Ceramic Sciences/Engineering B
Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering Mechanics B
Environmental Engineering B
Geological Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B
Metallurgical Engineering B
Mining/Mineral Engineering B
Nuclear Engineering B
Petroleum B
Polymer/Plastics B

Engineering Technologies
Engineering/Industrial Management B

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General B
Technical/Business Writing B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Predentistry B
Premedicine B

History – General B

Law & Legal Studies
Prelaw B

Applied Mathematics B

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry B
Geochemistry B
Geology B
GeophysicsSeismology B
Physics B

Psychology – General B

Social Sciences
Economics B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:
    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma
*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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