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At Missouri S&T, we build upon a heritage of discovery, creativity and innovation. We believe in quality education to prepare you to pursue and solve the world’s challenges. You'll be among the brightest minds—both inside and outside of the classroom.
Students are admitted competitively to the Ph.D. program based on GPA, standard scores, references, research experience, and match to departmental needs. Students admitted to the program are required to take qualifying exams, which assess academic deficiencies. A plan of study is then designed to meet these deficiencies as well as the degree requirements. Students meet the faculty and mutually select available research projects and an advisory committee. After completing coursework, at the end of the second year, comprehensive exams are administered. Following conclusion of research, a dissertation is written and the oral defense is scheduled. Upon successful completion of the coursework, comprehensive, research dissertation and defense, the student is awarded the Ph.D. degree.
If you are a prospective Ph.D. student, the Office of Graduate Studies will cover expenses for your visit to S&T.