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 Undergraduate Education 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 to remain in the program must meet the following criteria:

  • Maintain a 3.5 Cumulative GPA
  • Complete at least one honors course for 3 credit hours per academic year after their first year
  • Complete 12 honor credit hours before graduation with one course or 3 credit hours outside of the major field of study
  • Complete a senior project or thesis and disseminate the findings before graduation

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.  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 12 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 Undergraduate Education at 573-341-7276 or by email at