Introduction to Missouri University of Science and Technology

A college education offers you a number of options. It can be the foundation you’ll need to pursue a rewarding career or the background to further your studies in a graduate or professional school.

Selecting the college or university that will help you prepare for these options is a decision that requires careful consideration. What do you want want from an education? What are your goals? You should consider quality of academic programs, location, return on your investment, and the availability of scholarships and financial assistance.

Before you make your decision, we would like you to learn more about what Missouri University of Science and Technology has to offer you, including:

  • degrees in business, computing, engineering, science, and the humanities and social sciences as well as an education program certification
  • national recognition as a top investment and top public university
  • a national leader in the number of bachelor’s degrees granted in engineering
  • medium-sized campus of about 6,700 students located in a beautiful area of Missouri
  • financial assistance and scholarships for qualified individuals
  • one of the top career opportunities offices in the country 

Missouri S&T's wide range of classes encourages you to participate in and explore subjects that interest you. Technologically advanced laboratories help you understand the concepts learned in the classroom. Tenured or tenure-track professors and advisors will help you plan your academic program so that you may attain your academic and career goals.

Co-curricular activities provide outlets for your interests and talents. With over 200 student organizations, including intercollegiate athletics and intramural sports, musical groups and dramatic productions, service groups, special interest organizations, and student media and publications, you are sure to find a group that fits your interest. You can explore the rivers, parks and lakes of the nearby Missouri Ozarks, or take a road trip to St. Louis and Springfield, each within about 100 miles of Rolla.

Missouri S&T offers opportunities to help you with your educational finances. There are loans, grants and scholarships available for eligible students, or you can apply for a part-time job through the work-study program.

The cooperative training program at Missouri S&T allows qualified students to alternate semesters of school with semesters of work in business or industry. When you are ready to graduate, the university offers outstanding career assistance.

We invite you and your parents to take a closer look at Missouri S&T. This catalog will introduce you to the opportunities that await you. We also encourage you to visit the campus. If you would like more information, or to arrange a tour of the campus, please contact:

Office of Admissions
106 Parker Hall
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, MO 65409-1060
1-800-522-0938

About the Campus

Founded in 1870 during the height of the Industrial Revolution, today Missouri S&T is building upon its heritage of discovery, creativity and innovation to inspire and prepare students of all majors to solve the world’s great challenges. Originally known as the University of Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy, the campus was later named the University of Missouri-Rolla in 1964 and Missouri S&T in 2008. Missouri S&T is one of the four campuses of the University of Missouri System.

The 284-acre campus is located in Rolla, Missouri, a town of nearly 20,000 in the heart of the Ozarks. The university offers bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees in 30 fields of study, including engineering, science, humanities, business and the social sciences. Master of science degrees are offered in 27 disciplines, the doctor of philosophy in 20 and the doctor of engineering in eight.

The Missouri S&T campus is home to 50 research and academic support centers. Externally sponsored program expenditures have increased by over 150 percent since fiscal year 2001, from $17.23 million to $43.8 million in fiscal year 2014. In fiscal year 2014, Missouri S&T received $30.7 million in new grant and contract awards. Missouri S&T will enhance its research activity in order to distinguish itself through interdisciplinary collaborations of national significance.

Missouri S&T enrolls more than 8,600 students from 50 states and 55 countries. More than 70 percent of students study in engineering, science or computer fields, but Missouri S&T also offers liberal arts, humanities, social science and business degrees, as well as certification in select education fields. More than 700 different employers, including many of the nation's top companies, recruited S&T graduates in fiscal year 2014. S&T graduates get great jobs at great salaries. In fiscal year 2014, graduates with bachelor’s degrees started at nearly $60,000 on average and graduates earning post-baccalaureate degrees started at greater than $71,000 on average.

Campus Life

Missouri S&T offers a number of campus living options, including fraternity and sorority houses, traditional residence halls and the new Residential College. The university has more than 200 student organizations, including over a dozen student design teams, a competitive NCAA Division II athletic program, student professional societies, a student radio station, and theater and music programs. Each year, Missouri S&T students help to organize one of the largest St. Pat's celebrations in the nation.

University of Missouri System Structure and History

The four University of Missouri System campuses are located in Rolla, Columbia, Kansas City and St. Louis. Governing these campuses is the Board of Curators, whose members are appointed by the governor of Missouri and confirmed by the Missouri Senate. The president of the University of Missouri System directs and coordinates programs of all four campuses with assistance from staff in finance, business management, academic affairs, research, extension, human resources, university relations, and other university services. The activities of each campus are under the supervision of a chancellor, who directs campus affairs within policies established by the UM System Board of Curators and the president.

The UM System has a long and proud history. The first campus was established at Columbia in 1839, only 18 years after Missouri became a state. A land-grant university, the UM System is recognized as the first state university west of the Mississippi River. The university remained a single-campus institution until 1870 when the University of Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy (Missouri S&T’s former designation) was established at Rolla. Campuses at St. Louis and Kansas City were added in 1963.

On July 1, 1964, the UM System Board of Curators took action to rename the University of Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy to the University of Missouri-Rolla.

Missouri University of Science and Technology

On January 1, 2008, the University of Missouri-Rolla became Missouri University of Science and Technology, or Missouri S&T. Our new name has helped us gain broader national recognition and gives us an identity that fits our mission as a leading technological research university.

Student Consumer Information

Various state and federal laws, specifically the Higher Education Opportunity Act, require Missouri University of Science and Technology to provide information and notice to students on a variety of topics. In addition, Missouri S&T occasionally develops statements or policies on important matters and distributes them to all students. For a listing of official notifications that are currently provided to students visit the web at: http://registrar.mst.edu/studentconsumerinfo/.

It is a student's responsibility to know and follow current requirements and procedures at the departmental and university levels, including those described in the university's Student Academic Regulations, Student Handbook, Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs, Residential Housing Terms and Conditions, and the Collected Rules and Regulations of the University of Missouri System.

For More Information

If you have additional questions, contact the Director of Admissions, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO 65409-1060, admissions@mst.edu, call 800-522-0938 or visit http://admissions.mst.edu. You also may wish to contact one of the following offices for specific information:

  • Air Force ROTC 573-341-4925
  • Alumni Affairs and Constituent Relations 573-341-4145
  • Army ROTC 573-341-4744
  • Career Opportunities and Employer Relations 573-341-4343
  • Counseling, Disability Support and Student Wellness 573-341-4211
  • Global Learning 573-341-6222
  • Freshman Engineering 573-341-4977
  • Honors Academy Program 573-341-4131
  • Intercollegiate Athletics 573-341-4175
  • International Affairs 573-341-4208
  • Minority in Engineering and Science Program 573-341-4212
  • New Student Programs 573-341-4025
  • Registrar 573-341-4181
  • Residential Life and Student Support 573-341-4218
  • Student Diversity Programs 573-341-4212
  • Student Financial Aid 573-341-4282
  • University Advancement 573-341-6900
  • University Police 573-341-4300
  • Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs 573-341-4292
  • Women in Engineering and Science Program 573-341-4212

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