A Tradition of Excellence
Missouri University of Science and Technology's tradition of excellence goes back to its founding in 1870 as the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy (MSM). It was the first technological university west of the Mississippi and one of the first in the United States. For 145 years, Missouri S&T has been one of the nation's premier universities for science, technology and, of course, engineering.
In 1964, MSM became known as the University of Missouri-Rolla, and in January 2008, it became Missouri University of Science and Technology. Missouri S&T awards undergraduate and graduate degrees in 35 fields of engineering, science, humanities and social sciences.
Today, Missouri S&T continues its tradition of educating skilled professionals in engineering and science both on campus and via distance education. S&T is one of the nation's top 100 public universities (Kiplinger's Personal Finance) andfifteen of its online master's programs are ranked among the best in the country (U.S. News and World Report).
Known for its small, caring environment and its individualized attention to students, Missouri S&T proudly brings its strong tradition of academic excellence into the 21st century, offering the quality of a private school education at a public school price.