Graduate degree

Master of Science, Ph.D. or Doctorate of Engineering Degree

As a student in the program, your curriculum will be designed around a set of core petroleum engineering courses, with other courses supporting specific research interests.

The petroleum engineering program offers a masters of science, doctor of philosophy and doctor of engineering. The master’s degree can be earned with either a thesis option or a non-thesis option.

The petroleum engineering program offers courses of study leading to the masters of science, doctor of philosophy, or doctor of engineering degrees. The master’s degree can be earned with either a thesis option or a non-thesis option.

While the program encourages students with an undergraduate degree in petroleum engineering to pursue graduate study, many graduate students are accepted with backgrounds in other areas of engineering, such as chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, or geological engineering. The program accepts such students with the expectation that any remedial petroleum engineering coursework will be met by the student while in residence for the master’s degree. Students with backgrounds in geology or geophysics will also need to complete all fundamental engineering courses required for a degree in engineering.

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Research

The unique structure of our department benefits our research efforts and provides students with rare and special opportunities for collaboration and multi-disciplinary understanding. Research in geosciences and geological and petroleum engineering focuses on the understanding and characterization of the Earth's subsurface. Applied research is offered in areas of interest to the mining, petroleum, and geotechnical and environmental consulting industries, as well as fundamental research involving the development of new technologies and modeling of natural processes.

Entrance Requirements

Minimum admission requirements for a Master's

Effective starting Fall 2020
  • Undergraduate GPA: 3.0/4.0 or better
  • GRE: Q = 150, Q+V = 300, A(W) = 3
  • TOEFL(IBT) score:  79 or better (if English is not the candidate’s first language)
  • IELTS score: 6.5 or better (interchangeable with TOEFL)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) score: 53 or better

Minimum admission requirements for a Ph.D.

Effective starting Fall 2020
  • Graduate GPA: 3.0/4.0 or better
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • GRE: Q = 150, Q+V = 300, A(W) = 3
  • TOEFL(IBT) score:  79 or better (if English is not the candidate’s first language)
  • IELTS score: 6.5 or better (interchangeable with TOEFL)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) score: 53 or better

Graduate degree funding

At Missouri S&T we value our graduate students. In our commitment to your education, we've put together several funding opportunities to help make your degree an excellent return on investment. Take a look at what we have to offer.