Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Create your own graduate program of study in mechanical engineering. This is a broad field covering a wide spectrum of industries —  from aerospace, automative, petroleum, manufacturing,  to bioengineering, food processing and communications. Areas of study include thermal science, fluid mechanics, energy conversion, composite materials and structures, control systems, engineering mechanics and manufacturing automation.

Thesis and non-thesis options available.  The thesis degree requires a minimum of 30 credit hours of coursework (at least 21 credit hours of coursework and at least 6 credit hours of research). The non-thesis degree requires a minimum of 30 credit hours of coursework, up to 6 hours of which can be from out-of-department courses.


Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in in aerospace or mechanical engineering, or a related engineering or science field
  • Undergraduate GPA ≥ 3.0
  • GRE V+Q ≥ 302, GRE Q ≥ 157, and GRE WR  3.5
  • International requirement: TOEFL ≥ 80, IELTS ≥ 6.5 or satisfactory completion of an approved English language Institute program.

Doctorate Degree in Mechanical Engineering

Please contact the academic department for details on the distance doctorate program. Email or call 573-341-4661. 

Graduate Certificates

Your Pathway to a Graduate Degree

Start earning college credit toward a graduate degree. The GRE is not required to enter a certificate program, and credit earned may be applied toward your master’s degree.*

Graduate Certificate Programs

*restrictions may apply

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. Check with the academic department for program specific details and requirements. Learn more about the certificate to master's program.

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Missouri S&T Online Education

Sylvia Skouby, Associate Director for Online Admissions

Phone: 573-341-6903

Mechanical and
Aerospace Engineering

Dr. Xiaodong Yang
Associate Professor

227 Toomey Hall
400 W. 13th St.
Rolla, MO 65409-0050

Phone: 573-341-6273