The Honors Academy

The Missouri S&T Honors Academy offers students the opportunity to be a part of a community of outstanding scholars who are seeking an enhanced educational experience.

At Missouri S&T, Honors Academy students are recognized for their academic excellence and are provided with individualized attention and opportunities to establish leadership development skills, interact with faculty members, and participate in special projects including undergraduate research, service learning, and other beneficial experiences.


Incoming freshmen are eligible to apply if:

  • ACT score is 29 or higher/SAT is 1340 or above
  • Rank in the top ten percent of their high school class or have a minimum GPA of 3.5

Incoming transfer students and students currently enrolled at Missouri S&T are eligible to apply if they have the following:

  • A minimum GPA of 3.5
  • A minimum of 24 graded, college-level credits

New Student Honors Seminar

To participate in Honors Academy, students participate in New Student Honors Seminar their first year at Missouri S&T. New Student Seminar meets monthly throughout the fall and spring semester. Students have the opportunity to hear from speakers across the campus. To participate, students must apply to the Honors Academy ( once admitted, the office of academic support will enroll the student in the no cost, no credit Honors Seminar. (Transfer students may join New Student Honors Seminar during either the fall or spring semester.)

Honors Academy (Sophomore-Senior Year)

Following their first year, Honors Academy students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.5 to continue their participation in the program. Honors Academy students will enroll in and complete 15 credit hours of "Honors" course work to include 12 hours of "Honors" course work and three hours of Senior Project. The "Honors" course designation is based on extra work conducted in regular Missouri S&T courses wherein the instructor agrees to approve and oversee the effort.

Course requirements: One course must be outside of the major field of study. During the senior year, Honors Academy students will complete three hours of Senior Thesis/Project, write a thesis and present their findings to the Honors Committee. No more than three credit hours may be individual study courses.

Honors Distinctions

Honors Academy students who graduate with a 3.5 GPA or better and have at least 15 credit hours of "Honors" course credits and present their thesis findings will earn the distinction of "Honors Academy Fellow" at graduation. This distinction will be noted on their diploma, transcript, and commencement program. For more information, please contact the office of academic support at 573-341-7276 and by email at