Graduation Information

Masters and PHD Candidates

Congratulations on completing your degree!

(Scroll down for information on graduate certificate completion.)

Steps to receive your diploma:

1. Apply for completion. Apply for completion in Joe’SS. For more information, view how-to video: Apply for Graduation (QuickTime video). Check the Dates & Deadlines to make sure you apply before the deadline.

2. Make sure you clear for graduation. Run your online MyDegree Audit Report (DARS). Be sure you run the correct degree program audit — every program you have ever been enrolled in at S&T will show up when you search for your DARS. Step by step instructions of how to check your DARS, verify your name and address where your diploma will be mailed* on Joe’SS (Self Service > Student Center > Personal Information). Make sure to inform the Registrar’s Office of any discrepancies (email registrar@mst.edu or call 573-341-4181;  Diploma Address Change form).

3. Contact us for your FREE graduation announcements. Graduation announcements are available for FREE to our graduating students. If you would like graduation announcements, please contact Global Learning at global@mst.edu and we'll send them to you. **PLEASE NOTE: Due to the current situation with COVID-19, there are no graduation announcements available until a physical ceremony is able to be held. Please check the Commencement Details link below in the Helpful Links for updated information.**

4. Attending Commencement? Make sure to order your Commencement regalia from The S&T Store. Contact the Bookstore Manager, Mark Gallardo, and  he will ship the items to you, or you can pick up the day of commencement. If you pick up your gown, it will be in its package and not pressed and ironed.

*Diplomas will be mailed 6-8 weeks after final grades are posted for spring and fall semesters. Summer semester diplomas are mailed out after the fall semester.

Attending commencement? You will need to order a cap, gown, tassel, and hood. All master’s caps, gowns, and tassels are black.

Helpful Links:  Commencement Details  |  Watch Commencement Live  |   Commencement FAQs

richard graduation portrait

Richard is wearing an
orange engineering hood

Master’s hood colors are as follows:

Engineering/Computer Science: orange
Science: yellow
Business: drab 


Graduate Certificates

Congratulations on completing your certificate coursework!

Steps to receive your graduate certificate:

1. Apply for completion. Students should apply for completion in Joe’SS.  For more information, view how-to video: Apply for Graduation (QuickTime video). Check the Dates & Deadlines to make sure you apply before the deadline.

2. Make sure you clear for completion. Run your online MyDegree Audit Report (DARS). Be sure you run the correct degree program audit — every program you have ever been enrolled in at S&T will show up when you search for your DARS. Step by step instructions of how to check your DARS. Make sure to verify your name and address where your certificate will be mailed* on Joe’SS (Self Service > Student Center > Personal Information). Inform the Registrar’s Office of any discrepancies (email registrar@mst.edu or call 573-341-4181; Diploma Address Change form).

3. Apply for your master's degree program. If you wish to continue on to receive your master's degree after completing your certificate, you need to submit an application. Even if you have met all the requirements, you must still go through the application process. For more information, click here

Please note: Graduate certificate recipients DO NOT walk at Commencement.

*Certificates will be mailed to students 6-8 weeks after final grades are posted for spring and fall semesters. Summer semester certificates are mailed out after the fall semester.