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This certificate program is designed to provide formalized engineering education to practitioners in geology, geological engineering, mining engineering and geotechnical engineering.
The following 5000-level courses* are required:
* Curriculum is subject to change. Other courses approved by the program coordinator may be substituted for any of the above listed courses on a case-by-case basis.
Students will be able to take lower-level deficiency courses (prerequisites) online where available, but these will not count toward the certificate. In some cases, 3000 and 4000-level courses may be substituted for the courses listed above, if approved by the program coordinator.
Students must have an average cumulative grade of 3.0 (B-grade) or better in the four certificate courses, and complete the requirements in 3 years or less to obtain their certificate.
Students who successfully complete the certificate program will be admitted to the Master of Engineering in Geotechnics , if they apply. The certificate courses will be counted toward the ME degree and no GRE score will be required for admission.
Admission requirements to the certificate program include an undergraduate degree (BS or equivalent) and the necessary prerequisites to the required courses. (Prerequisites may be waived on a case-by-case basis by the course instructors.) A GRE score is not required for admittance into the certificate program.
The following courses (or equivalents) are required for admittance into the program.
Students applying for a graduate certificate must submit the following:
Unofficial transcripts are sufficient for an admit decision.
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
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.
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.