Doctorate Applicants

For students applying for a doctorate degree, the following materials (listed below) are required. Be prepared to have the materials ready to be uploaded/entered once you start the online application. If you are unable to have all materials ready when applying, you can still start the application and save it.

Please note: we will be unable to process your application without the required documents. 

For more information about S&T Doctorate Programs, click here


Required application documents

Complete the Online Application. When you start your application, select "Graduate Online/Distance."

2-3 paragraphs explaining why you are applying for this program.  You will copy and paste your statement into the text box provided on the "Statement of Purpose" section of the application. 

Unofficial transcripts are sufficient for an admit decision.

Upload your transcripts on the online application under the "Institutional Data" section. PDF scans are preferred. Missouri S&T requires official transcripts from all schools attended before a student may register for a second semester. In order for a transcript to be counted as official, it must be sent directly from the school to Missouri S&T. It cannot come directly from a student.

Official transcripts should be mailed to the Global Learning Office:

Missouri University of Science & Technology
Global Learning - Distance Education
320 W. 12th St.
G8 Norwood Hall
Rolla, MO 65409

GRE/GMAT scores are required of all PhD applicants, even for students who may have started with a graduate certificate. All academic departments accept GRE scores. The Business and IST departments also accept GMAT scores.

Missouri S&T’s GRE Test Center Code is: 6876.

Upload your unofficial GRE/GMAT scores under the "Test Scores" section of your application.

Missouri S&T requires official GRE/GMAT scores before a student may register for a second semester. 

You will list three recommenders in the "Recommendations" section of the application. They will receive an email informing them of your request. If they have not responded within a specific time frame, they will receive an email reminder. 

Some programs require a resume when applying. Check with your department’s requirements to see if this applies to you. Upload your resume in the "Portfolio" section of your application.  PDF or JPG file formats are preferred.

S&T currently offers the following doctorate degree programs through distance education. 

  • Aerospace Engineering (PhD)
  • Civil Engineering (DE)
  • Computer Engineering  (PhD)
  • Computer Science (PhD)
  • Electrical Engineering (PhD)
  • Engineering Management (PhD)
  • Explosives Engineering (PhD)
  • Geological Engineering (PhD)
  • Mechanical Engineering (PhD)
  • Systems Engineering (PhD)

Because of the individual nature of our doctorate programs, please contact the academic department offering the program directly,  or email global@mst.edu, or call 573-341-6591.

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