Office of Graduate Studies
118 Fulton Hall
301 W. 14th St.
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, MO 65409
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What documents are necessary for the application file?
A: These documents are necessary for the application file:
- GRE/GMAT Score Report
- TOEFL Score Report
- Application Form / Online Application Receipt.
- Official Transcripts*
- Recommendation Letters
- Degree Certificate
- Degree Mark List
- Affidavit Of Support
- Bank Solvency Certificate
- Statement Of Purpose
- Photocopy of Passport
* Photo copy will suffice for the admission purposes but will have to produce the original while registering for the courses
Q: When do I have to pay tuition fees?
A: The bill is normally generated on or around the 25th of each month and is due on the 15th of the following month. All fees must be paid in full, or payment arrangements made, at the time of registration at the opening of each semester or term as a condition of admission to classes. If you have registered by September 1, 2010, your first payment will be due by October 1, 2010.
You can make the payment in two options: Full payment or installments
• Fall Semester Payment Due Dates:
o Pre-registered students: five installments due July, August, September, October and November 15th.
o Regular registration students: four installments with the first one due at registration and the remaining due September, October and November 15th.
• Spring Semester Payment Due Dates:
o Pre-registered students:five installments due December, January, February, March and April 15th.
o Regular registration students:four installments with the first one due at registration and the remaining due February, March and April 15th.
• Summer Term Payment Due Dates:
o Pre-registered students:50% of fees due May 15th and 50% due June 15th.
o Regular registration students:total fees due at registration.
To know more details about the fees payment please visit the Missouri S&T cashiers web site :
Q: My education was conducted in English. Do I still need to take the TOEFL Exam?
A: International students for whom English is the second language, or whose schooling has been conducted in another language must take the TOEFL.
- For more information on this please browse through the graduate catalog
Q: What is the procedure for applying to Missouri S&T?
A: The step-by-step procedure for applying to Missouri S&T is as follows:
Click on the link below to get more details and updated information:
Q: I would like to know my application status.
A: Your application information and status will be displayed in your Joe’SS account. If you forget your user I.D., please email email@example.com your name and date of birth and someone will respond to you as soon as possible with that information
For security reasons, we cannot access your password, but you can reset it by doing the following: You will need to go to the Joe’SS site, https://joess.mst.edu/psp/prd/?cmd=login; in the left hand portion of the page is a link that says “Forgot your Password?” Follow the instructions to recover your password.
Q: What is the deadline to accept admission?
A: We encourage to apply for admission before the below mentioned deadlines to be considered for funding.
General Graduate Student Application Deadlines:
International Student Application Deadlines:
Q: What are the Financial Aid options for International students?
A: The different financial aid options offered to international students are: Graduate Research Assistantship, Graduate Teaching Assistantship, and Scholarship
- Graduate Research Assistantships:These are offered by the department’s professors. The student is expected to work on the professor’s research work. The student will be provided with a stipend and non-resident fee waiver
- Graduate Teaching Assistantship:Part-time teaching is mandatory in some departments to help students achieve professional experience and self-development. Departmental policies on this vary and inquiry should be made to the appropriate chair. International students are eligible only in the second semester.
Q: How do I search for accommodations?
A: There are various student organizations that are very active on the campus. They help new students in the area of finding accommodations. Below are the links to these associations:
Association of Black Students(ABS) - http://abs.mst.edu/
Chinese Students & Scholars Association(CSSA) - http://web.mst.edu/~cssa/
India Association- http://www.umr-india.com/
Korean Students Association- http://web.mst.edu/~ksarolla/
Saudi Students Association- http://saudi.mst.edu/
Thai Students Association- http://web.mst.edu/~thai/
Turkish Students Association- http://web.mst.edu/~tsa/
International Students Club- http://web.mst.edu/~intsclub/
Q: What graduate program forms are required?
A: A series of forms are used to establish a plan of study, identify an advisor and advisory committee, and to report the results of various examinations. These forms and instructions can be found on-line at: http://grad.mst.edu/currentstudents/gradforms.html.
Q: When should my plan of study be done?
A: Each graduate student must complete and submit a plan of study. M.S. students must submit a Graduate Form 1 which should be turned in by the 6th week of the semester in which you complete the 15th credit hour. Ph.D. candidates must submit Graduate Form 5, Ph.D. advisory committee and plan of study which should be completed no later than 6 weeks into the fifth semester.
Q: Can I transfer credit from another university?
A: A maximum 9 credit hours of coursework may be transferred from another university. Such credits must have been registered as graduate courses when they were taken. Students must have earned a grade of B or better in the courses to be transferred. The transfer hours must be approved by the advisor and advisory committee on the plan of study.
Q: Does the campus have guidelines for writing a thesis or dissertations?
A: The campus has thesis/dissertation specifications and a template. These are found at: http://grad.mst.edu/currentstudents/ThesesDissertations.html
Q: Where can I find final semester deadlines?
A: Deadlines are published on-line for students expecting to graduate in a given semester. The deadlines can be found at: http://grad.mst.edu/currentstudents/gradforms.html
Q: I have a master’s degree from another university. Is earning a 2nd master’s degree allowed at S&T?
A: It may be allowed with approval from your advisors and department chair.
Q: What happens if I can’t defend and turn in the Library copy of my thesis/dissertation by the deadline?
A: You will not graduate during the current semester (the semester in which you missed the deadline). You will need to reapply to be a candidate for graduation for the
Q: If I don’t meet the deadline for current semester graduation, will I need to register for the next semester?
A: The answer varies depending on when you complete your defense and turn in your final (or Library copy) thesis/dissertation. You must be enrolled at the time you defend. If you defend and the Library copy of your thesis/dissertation is accepted in the Office of Graduate Studies before the final day of the semester, you will not need to enroll. If you defend during the intersession period, you will need to enroll in 493, Oral Examination. (In this instance, intersession is defined as the interval of time between the closing of one academic session and one week prior to the first day of classes in the following academic session.) Following an intersession defense, the Library copy of the thesis/dissertation must be accepted in the Office of Graduate Studies before the next semester begins. If you do not turn in your final thesis/dissertation copy before the next semester begins (or if it does not meet formatting requirements), you will be allowed to enroll in 1 credit hour of 490 for the first 4 weeks of a fall or spring semester or the first 2 weeks of a summer session, specifically to complete the thesis/dissertation. If, after that time period has passed, you have not completed, you will be required to be enrolled full time. (See Policy II-20: http://chancellor.mst.edu/media/administrative/chancellor/documents/policy/II-20.pdf)