What will I learn?

Available with either a thesis or non-thesis option. Each option has the same set of core courses, but differ slightly in some requirements. It usually takes four semesters for a student to obtain this degree. M.S. for teachers is also offered.

With Thesis

Requires 30 hours of graduate credit:

  • at least 18 hours in lecture courses at the 4000, 5000 or 6000-level. The following courses are required: Physics 6101 Classical Mechanics, Physics 6111 Electrodynamics I, Physics 6201 Quantum Mechanics I
  • at least six hours in Physics 6099 Graduate Research, during which the student will perform scientific research culminating in a written masters thesis that will be defended in an oral thesis defense.
  • a maximum of 9 hours may be transferred from another university as long as these credits have not been used for another degree.
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0 must be maintained for all graduate coursework.

Without Thesis

Requires 30 hours of graduate credit:

  • at least 24 hours in lecture courses at the 4000, 5000 or 6000-level. The following courses are required: Physics 6101 Classical Mechanics, Physics 6111 Electrodynamics I, Physics 6201 Quantum Mechanics I
  • no credit in research can be applied towards the plan of study.
  • a maximum of 9 hours may be transferred from another university as long as these credits have not been used for another degree.
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0 must be maintained for all graduate coursework. No comprehensive exam is required for completion of this degree.

Master of Science for Teachers

Requires 30 hours of graduate credit in science and math:

  • at least 24 hours in lecture courses at the 4000, 5000 or 6000-level. A minimum of three hours must come from 6000 level courses.
  • no credit in research can be applied towards the plan of study.
  • a maximum of 9 hours may be transferred from another university as long as these credits have not been used for another degree.
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0 must be maintained for all graduate coursework

Which department am I in?

College of Arts, Sciences, and Business

Study options

Full Time (30 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$28,882.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected April, November 2022

Start date

Expected January, August 2022

Venue

College of Arts, Sciences, and Business

118 Fulton Hall, 301 W. 14th Street,

ROLLA,

Missouri,

65409, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Undergraduate GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 GPA system is required.

For international students

3.0 GPA in a related undergraduate degree for admission to the master’s program. GRE/GMAT SCORES: Quantitative Score of 156; Verbal + Quantitative Score of 300; Analytical Writing Score of 3.0; GMAT Total Score of 500. The following minimum scores are required for unconditional admission to Missouri S&T: TOEFL score of 79, IELTS score of 6.5, PTE score of 53.

Priority Application Deadlines: Fall Semester - April 30; Spring Semester - Nov. 15; Summer Semester - March 15.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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