Missouri S&T’s M.S. degree in mining engineering provides advanced technical training to prepare you for challenging opportunities in mining engineering and leadership roles.
Whether you pursue a thesis-based or non-thesis master’s degree, you will learn from experts and leaders in mining, interact with some of the brightest mining professionals, and enhance your technical and leadership skills.
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Mining and explosives engineering offers a Master's degree with thesis option in mining engineering for on-campus, research-based students and a non-thesis coursework option for distance and campus students.
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The M.S. degree with thesis option requires a minimum of 30 credit hours, including the required research for the thesis. The program requirements must include a minimum of six credit hours of 6000-level lecture courses, six credit hours of courses outside the major field, and six credit hours for thesis research. M.S. candidates must pass a final oral examination of the thesis to complete the program.
The M.S. degree by coursework option requires a minimum of 30 credit hours, including a minimum of nine credit hours of 6000-level lecture courses and three credit hours for a semester project (Min Eng 6080). The program allows students in the non-thesis MS program to stack two graduate certificates toward the M.S. degree so long as one of those certificates is offered by mining engineering.
As the world transitions to green energy systems, the projected demand for critical minerals such as rare earth elements, lithium, cobalt and copper is orders of magnitude higher than current demand. S&T mining engineering faculty and students conduct research on various topics to ensure the mines of the future are safe and have a low ecological footprint. The research includes sustainability, automation, health and safety, and ground control.
The need for materials to support our way of life has never been higher.
As the world transitions to green energy systems, the projected demand for critical minerals such as rare earth elements, lithium, cobalt and copper will increase in the near future. Mining engineers can choose from a variety of exciting careers such as frontline production supervisors, technical engineering support, safety and health professionals, and environmental and sustainability professionals.