• Course Delivery
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit

Through the mining engineering graduate program, students acquire an advanced understanding of mining processes and applications; the knowledge to design and select equipment for specific operations; and the expertise to use cutting-edge engineering methods to solve mining-related challenges in an economical, safe and efficient way. 

The special skills and knowledge that graduating students will acquire include the following:

  • An advanced understanding of characteristics of selected mining processes and their mutual relationships
  • An ability to design selected mining processes, as well as select the relevant equipment as determined by the specifics of the operation
  • An ability to use cutting edge engineering tools and knowledge to solve mining related problems in an economical, safe and efficient way.

A total of 30 credit hours is required to complete the degree, which includes a limited research component.

DELIVERY FORMAT: Missouri S&T's unique approach to delivering distance education is designed for working professionals. Various delivery methods maintain student-to-faculty interaction and enhance your learning experience, which includes the use of collaborative software and access to archived classes. Canvas is the learning management system for the campus.

Admissions & Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. A bachelor’s degree in physical science or engineering.
  2. GPA ≥ 2.75, or bachelor’s degree in another subject, along with work experience in mining, may be substituted, if approved.
  3. GRE Scores: Q ≥ 148 and GRE AW ≥ 3.5. Candidates may choose to enter through the Mining Engineering Graduate Certificate Program first, which does not require a GRE.
  4. International Requirements: TOEFL Score of ≥ 88 (iBT).
  5. Unofficial transcripts are sufficient for an admit decision. Missouri S&T will require official transcripts from all schools attended before a student may register for a second semester at S&T. In order for a transcript to be counted as official, it must be sent directly from the school to Missouri S&T.
  6. This program requires a Statement of Purpose (brief summary of applicant's background and specific areas of research interest); and 3 Letters of Recommendation. You will be asked to upload or provide this information during the online application process.
NOTE: Individuals residing in MA are not able to enroll in this program.

To apply to this program:

Before you apply online, make sure you have all your application materials gathered.

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester
August 1
Spring Semester
January 1
Summer Session
May 20

Tuition & Fees

Missouri Resident Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1200.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $3600.00
Missouri Non-Resident Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1200.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $3600.00
Active Duty Military Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $734.94
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $2204.82
Tuition rates are subject to change.

What's it like to take a program online?

  • Earn a quality education online

    With more than 100 online programs to choose from across our four campuses, our online students have incredible access to career-advancing education. Our online courses are developed and taught by the same excellent faculty and instructors who teach the courses on campus. Whether you’re looking for an undergraduate education, graduate education, or a certificate program to further your career, one of our four campuses has an option to fit your needs.

  • Learning that fits your schedule

    Online learning provides students with the flexibility and freedom to attend classes whenever and wherever you are, in a way that is convenient for you. You can save time and money by being able to continue working and by avoiding relocation, travel and commuting costs. Courses must be completed in scheduled time frames, but in most cases, you can log in and complete course work whenever doing so best fits your schedule. Online education means learning on your terms – not the other way around.

  • Service you expect from a renowned University

    Our goal is to provide our online students with an excellent academic experience, without forcing you to make sacrifices in other areas of your life.

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