12 months
14400 USD/year
14400 USD/year
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Develop sophisticated skills in the integration of explosives technology into complex systems for a wide range of applications with the Explosives Engineering program at Missouri University of Science and Technology.


Program outline

In the Explosives Engineering program at Missouri University of Science and Technology you'll study theoretical and practical approaches of explosive engineering, learn analysis and design of explosives-related systems, and discover natural and built structure effects.

Thesis and non-thesis options available. Both options require 30 credit hours of coursework to complete. The MS degree with thesis requires the completion of 24 hours of graduate coursework and six hours of research (Exp Eng 6099) and the successful completion and defense of a research thesis. For the MS degree non-thesis option, the six hours of research are replaced by two additional explosive courses (an industry project or graduate co-operative experince can count as one of these two additional courses). 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Explosives Engineering 
  • Blasting Design and Technology 
  • Demolition of Buildings and Structures 
  • Tunneling and Underground Construction Techniques 
  • Scientific Instrumentation for Explosives Testing and Blasting
  • Environmental Controls for Blasting

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
150 (quantitative)
3.5 (analytical)

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor of science in engineering, technology or a physical science is required.
  • Undergraduate GPA ≥ 3.0
  • GRE V+Q ≥ 300; GRE Q ≥ 150, and GRE WR ≥ 3.5
  • International requirement: TOEFL ≥ 80 or IELTS ≥ 6.5, or satisfactory completion of an approved English language Institute program.
  • All participants in explosives courses must submit to a security background check.
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Complete the Online Application. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7200 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    14400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7200 USD per semester during 12 months.


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