Graduate degrees and certificates

The department of engineering management and systems engineering offers a Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy, as well as a number of graduate certificates in systems engineering.

Master of Science

This program is offered in person on the main campus in Rolla and at several locations including the Missouri S&T Engineering Education Center in St. Louis. It is also offered through distance education throughout the country and in select international locations.

Doctor of Philosophy

You must have completed the equivalent of at least three years of full-time work beyond a bachelor’s degree to be considered for this program. As a student in the program, you will conduct original research under the supervision of an advisor, and write and successfully defend a dissertation. You must normally spend at least two sequential semesters in full-time residence at the university.


Graduate Certificates

This program is designed to appeal to working professionals, and is open to anyone holding a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science or Ph.D. degree in engineering or a physical science and has a minimum of 12 months of professional employment experience or is currently accepted into a graduate degree program at Missouri S&T. Certificate courses taken for graduate credit can be counted toward a Master of Science degree once you are accepted into the program.

Program Information


Contact Information:

Jeanette Goben
Support Staff for Master of Science and Graduate Certificate students
Phone: (573) 341-4561
Office: 223B Engineering Management

Systems Engineering Certification Equivalency

The INCOSE Certification Program has recently begun to recognize academic programs as an alternative to the INCOSE knowledge exam as a way for individuals to prove their systems engineering knowledge.  Universitites interested in getting their programs recognized for future graduates should follow the steps listed and linked to this web page.  Students in these programs will be able to bypass the knowledge exam on their path to becoming an Associate Systems Engineering Professional (ASEP) or Ceritified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP).