Earn a Master's Degree in Metallurgical Engineering

Shape the future with a master's degree in metallurgical engineering from Missouri S&T. Join our program to become a leader in designing and producing high-performance materials, utilizing recycled metals, and making a positive impact on society through innovation and excellence. Start your journey towards a rewarding career and be part of a community dedicated to creating a better world.

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Degree Information

The metallurgical engineering master's program equips students to address global challenges in sustainable development and environmental protection. With a comprehensive curriculum covering iron and steelmaking, metallurgy, extractive processes, and advanced manufacturing, students gain the knowledge and skills to make a positive impact. Our state-of-the-art facilities and experienced faculty foster innovation and support student success.

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The total number of hours required for master’s in metallurgical engineering is 30. A minimum of 18 hours of 4000, 5000 or 6000 level lectures, with a minimum of 6 credit hours of 6000-level lectures is required. A minimum of 6 hours of research (CER 6099) is also required.

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The total number of hours required for non-thesis master’s in metallurgical engineering is 30. A minimum of 9 hours of lecture courses bearing numbers in the 6000 series is required. Students are required to take a comprehensive exam—a 30-minute presentation on a research topic—in their final semester.

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Many potential graduate students have questions about how to apply to the graduate program and what makes them eligible. This document is aimed to answer some of those questions you may have. Email Dr. Kumar at kumarad@mst.edu if you have other questions that are not covered.

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Presently, all graduate students in ceramic engineering, metallurgical engineering, and materials science and engineering are fully funded graduate research assistants (GRAs). GRAs are provided with a monthly stipend, and tuition and fees are paid for by research grants. Interested graduate students should contact faculty who work in areas of interest to the student.

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What Alumni Say About S&T

Madhuri V

When I was applying for graduate schools in the U.S., my search for a program was focused on metallurgy and this proved challenging as only a handful of institutions offered a degree specialized in metallurgy. Be that as it may, I received an acceptance letter from a top-tier school in the field of material sciences, formerly known as Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy now expanded as Missouri University of Science and Technology. I had the opportunity to learn from renowned professors and engage in cutting-edge research projects. The program offered a curriculum that had a blend of theoretical coursework and practical laboratory which made me gain hands-on experience in the areas of metal casting, mechanical testing and material characterization. It was indeed a transformative experience that laid a solid foundation for my career in the field of steel metallurgy.

— Madhuri V., Nucor

Research in Metallurgical Engineering

Your Career in Metallurgical Engineering

Imagine yourself as a Metallurgical Engineer, where you could be at the heart of the iron and steelmaking industry. Or perhaps you see yourself in the burgeoning field of 3D printing of metals and alloys. You could be part of a team that's ensuring the safe and efficient operation of nuclear power plants, or working with materials that can withstand the extreme conditions inside a reactor, helping to provide clean, reliable energy for millions of people. These are just a few of the exciting career paths that await you as a graduate of Missouri S&T's metallurgical engineering program.

Career Fields

  • Iron and Steelmaking
  • Sustainable Manufacturing
  • Metal Production
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Sustainable Processing of Critical Minerals

Common Hiring Companies

  • ArcelorMittal
  • Army Research Lab
  • General Motors
  • Nucor Steel
  • Rio Tinto

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