Boom goes the Ph.D.

Missouri S&T is now the first university in the nation to offer a Ph.D. in explosives engineering. The Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education approved the new degree program in February. 

In the next decade, more than 5,000 mining engineers are expected to retire. Graduates of this program will help fill critical positions in government and industry and can also work in the mining, construction and demolition industries, among others.

The 72-credit-hour Ph.D. program requires a dissertation and explosives engineering core courses and electives. Much of the field work and research will be conducted at Missouri S&T’s Experimental Mine.

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By the numbers: Fall/Winter 2018

8,607 Students enrolled for the fall semester at Missouri S&T. Classes started Aug. 20. 91 Percentage of first-year freshmen who receive scholarships and financial aid.

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