About the Certificate

This graduate certificate program is designed to provide specialized graduate-level education for working professionals in the area of electric machine and drives.

Students enrolled in this graduate program will take two required courses and two elective courses. Other courses approved by the faculty may be substituted for any of the listed courses (see graduate catalog) on a case-by-case basis.

  • Bachelor's degree in any field of engineering from an ABET-accredited undergraduate program
  • Undergraduate GPA 3.0 

Once admitted to the program, the student must take four designated courses. In order to receive a graduate certificate, the student must have an average GPA of ≥ 3.0 in the certificate courses taken.

Students admitted to the certificate program will have non-degree graduate status and be given three years to complete the certificate program. 

When the graduate certificate is successfully completed, the student, if they apply, will be admitted to the master's degree program in electrical engineering, provided all other program prerequisites and admission requirements are met. The credit earned in the graduate certificate program will count toward the master's degree.

Students applying for a graduate certificate must submit the following:

  • Completed Application
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Transcripts

Online Application

  • When you start a new application, select "Graduate Online/Distance" and then select the certificate program.
  • Don't forget to list your current employer and company location on the application.
  • Statement of purpose should be 2-3 paragraphs explaining why you are applying for this program. 
  • Statement is to be submitted electronically on the online application; you'll copy and paste it into the provided text box.

Unofficial transcripts are sufficient for an admit decision. 

  • Upload your transcripts on the online application under your "Institutional Data." If you previously attended S&T, you must upload your transcript. An unofficial transcript can be requested through Joe’SS. How to Request Unofficial Transcripts (pdf)  
  • PDF scans are preferred.
  • The university 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 S&T, it cannot come from a student. 

Official transcripts should be mailed to Global Learning:

Missouri University of Science and Technology
Office of Global Learning
G8 Norwood Hall, 320 West 12th Street
Rolla, MO 65409


Pathway to a Master's Degree

Are you a working professional who wants to earn your master's degree, but you don’t have time to take the GRE/GMAT? Then start in a graduate certificate program. Graduate certificates were designed as a pathway to a master's degree.* The admission requirements are more relaxed and credit earned will count toward your degree. Once you successfully earn your graduate certificate, you can continue with the corresponding master's degree without having to take the GRE/GMAT.

Related Degrees

This graduate certificate may act as a pathway to the following master’s programs:

*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.


Contact Us

Global Learning
Distance Education

G8 Norwood Hall 
320 W. 12th St. 
Rolla, MO 65409
Phone: 573-341-6591
Fax: 573-202-2396 
Email: global@mst.edu

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dr. Sahra Sedigh Sarvestani
Associate Professor
135 Emerson Electric Co. Hall
Rolla, MO 65409
Phone: 573-341-7505
Fax: 573-341-4532
Email: sedighs@mst.edu
Web: ece.mst.edu