Graduate Certificate in Military Geological Engineering

Department of Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

 Program Description   |   Curriculum   |   Course Descriptions
Admission Requirements   |   Graduate Degrees

Program Description:

This certificate  program aims to provide individuals with a core body of geological engineering knowledge that  includes key aspects of military applications.


The Geological Engineering Certificate program is open to all registrants in the S&T Fort  Leonard Wood Master of Science in Geological Engineering Degree Program and to military officers holding a B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. degree.

Once admitted to the program, the student must take the four designated shared-credit courses listed below.  In order to receive a graduate Certificate, the student must earn a grade of “B” or better in each of the four courses. Once admitted to the program, a student will be given two years to complete the program.  

Students successfully completing their certificate program are eligible to be admitted to the FLW Masters of Science in Geological Engineering degree program, and the certificate courses will be counted towards the M.S. degree.  No GRE score will be required for admission to the M.S. program.

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  • GE 3175: Geomorphology and Terrain Analysis
  • GE 5173: Geological Field Methods
  • GE 5441: Engineering Geology and Geotechnics
  • GE 6625: Applications in Geological Engineering

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Course Descriptions:

 Course description can be found in the catalog at

Graduate Degrees:

Graduate certificates were designed as a gateway to a master’s degree. If a student earns a B or better in each certificate course they may continue for the graduate degree (in the corresponding department), without needing to submit GRE/GMAT scores, or letters of recommendation. A student does not need to continue on for the graduate degree, however most do. Graduate certificates were designed for working professionals who have real life work experience and may not have time to take the GRE/GMAT. Admission requirements for the graduate certificate program are also more relaxed than the graduate degree. This graduate certificate may act as a gateway to the following master’s programs:

Military Geological Engineering (MS)

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Gainful Employment Program Disclosure

Effective July 1, 2011, the Department of Education requires that all certificate programs must disclose particular Gainful Employment information to current and prospective students. The information that is provided in the disclosure includes the estimated cost of the certificate program as well as on-time graduation and job placement rates for this particular certificate program. The disclosure information is based on data from the 2017-18 school year(defined as the period between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018)


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