Missouri S&T graduate engineering programs on the rise in U.S. News & World Report rankings

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On March 30, 2021

Grad student in S&T lab

S&T grad student Shane Lawson works in the lab in chemical and biochemical engineering. Photo by Mike Pierce, Missouri S&T.

Missouri S&T is again one of the nation’s top-ranked institutions for pursuing a graduate degree in engineering, and several specific degree programs are on the rise, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings.

Missouri S&T is ranked 50th among public universities and 84th overall in U.S. NewsBest Engineering Schools ranking, announced today (Tuesday, March 30, 2021).

In addition, graduate programs in six S&T engineering disciplines climbed in this year’s national graduate program rankings:

  • Aerospace engineering, which rose to No. 38 from 47 last year.
  • Chemical engineering, which rose to No. 88 from 98 last year.
  •  Electrical engineering, which rose to No. 66 from 75 last year.
  • Mechanical engineering, which rose to No. 63 from 65 last year.
  • Engineering management, which rose to 54 from 55 last year in the industrial engineering category.
  • Environmental engineering, which rose to No. 45 from 48 last year.

Missouri S&T’s civil engineering and materials science and engineering graduate programs maintained their rankings of 46 and 54, respectively.

“The gains in rankings of six of our eleven programs shows that the word is getting out – our strong engineering program is clearly getting stronger.  Particularly gratifying is the 16% increase in rank for our rapidly expanding aerospace program,” says Dr. Richard Wlezien, vice provost and dean of the College of Engineering and Computing at S&T. “Our graduates are sought by leading engineering firms, and our future-focused programs are preparing students for successful careers.”

Missouri S&T’s online graduate engineering programs are also gaining national recognition. Earlier this year, U.S. News ranked S&T’s 14 online graduate engineering programs 14th among the nation’s best public online programs and 18th overall.

U.S. News based its ranking on surveys of all 216 U.S. universities that grant doctoral degrees in engineering. The rankings are based on assessments of academic quality, faculty resources, student-to-faculty ratios, research activity and student selectivity.

About Missouri University of Science and Technology

Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is a STEM-focused research university of over 7,600 students and part of the four-campus University of Missouri System. Located in Rolla, Missouri S&T offers 99 different degree programs in 40 areas of study and is ranked by College Factual as the best public university to study engineering. For more information about Missouri S&T, visit www.mst.edu.

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