Grad Track Pathway

The Grad Track Pathway in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering offers early provisional admission to the master’s degree program to exceptional undergraduate students and is designed for these students to earn coursework credit towards their master’s degree while completing their bachelor’s degree in the same discipline. In this program, a student can achieve both bachelor’s and master’s degrees faster than if pursuing the degrees separately. The student will first earn a bachelor’s degree and then a master’s degree. The student must complete the bachelor’s degree and meet the admission requirements for the master’s program before being admitted to the master’s program.

Degree programs

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering

Benefits of the program

  • Six credit hours of 5000-level or 6000-level Mech Eng or Aero Eng graduate coursework may be transferred from the Missouri S&T bachelor’s degree to the associated thesis master’s degree or non-thesis master’s degree.
  • Graduate coursework taken for Grad Track Pathway will be assessed at undergraduate tuition rates.
  • Additional graduate coursework may be taken by applying for dual undergraduate/graduate enrollment.

Admissions criteria

The minimum requirements for eligibility to the Grad Track Pathway in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering are:

  • Must be one year from the graduation of their bachelor’s degree (excluding the semester they are currently enrolled).
  • Must have a 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA.
  • Must have completed 18 credit hours of Mech Eng/Aero Eng courses.
  • Must have a 3.5 minimum GPA in the Mech Eng/Aero Eng courses

How to apply

To be admitted into the pathway program, the student must submit the Admission and Course Approval Form to their advisor, the department chair or designee, and then the dean of graduate education. Graduate coursework taken for Grad Track Pathway including any 5000-level or 6000-level Mech Eng or Aero Eng lecture courses will be identified on the Admission and Course Approval Form. Before enrolling in the master's program, the student must formally apply for admission to the master’s program with the GRE score required.


For more information about the program, please see the Grad Track Pathway Admission and Standards If you have questions, please contact Dr. Xiaodong Yang, the Associate Chair for Graduate Affairs, or your undergraduate advisor.