About the Certificate

This program is designed to provide formalized education in the area of Project Engineering and Construction Management. The certificate program also aims to equip students with a set of tools that will allow them to achieve international standards in the management area, to successfully manage projects and human resources, and to analyze, evaluate, and improve systems. Specifically, this program will give the participants the ability to:

  • Identify operations problems and implement solutions for improved strategic competitiveness,
  • Make sound decisions, plan, and control the key resources (money and people) of an organization,
  • Critically analyze, evaluate, improve, or adapt existing technical and managerial systems, and
  • Design and develop new technical and managerial systems.

This certificate program is designed to appeal to working professionals. It is open to all persons holding a bachelor's, master's or doctorate degree in engineering or a physical science and who have a minimum of 12 months of professional employment experience, or are currently accepted into a graduate degree program at Missouri S&T. 

Students admitted to the certificate program will have non-degree graduate status but will earn graduate credit for the courses they complete.

If they complete the four-course sequence with a grade of B or better in each of the courses taken, they will be admitted to the master's degree program of the department administering the certificate, without having to take the GRE; however, students must still apply for entry into the master's degree program. Certificate courses taken for graduate credit may count toward the student's master’s degree. Students who do not have all of the prerequisite courses necessary to take the courses in the certificate program will be allowed to take “bridge” courses at either the graduate or undergraduate level to prepare for the formal certificate courses.

Once admitted to the program, a student will be given three years to complete the program so long as a B average is maintained in the courses taken.

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

Missouri S&T Online Education

Sylvia Skouby, Associate Director for Online Admissions

Phone: 573-341-6903
Email: stgrad@mst.edu

Civil, Architectural and
Environmental Engineering

Dr. William Schonberg
230 Butler-Carlton Hall
Rolla, MO 65409-6549
Phone: 573-341-4787
Email: wschon@mst.edu 
Web: civil.mst.edu

Civil, Architectural and
Environmental Engineering

 Jeannie Werner
Graduate Student Support Specialist
Phone: 573-341-4470
Email: wernerje@mst.edu