Military Students

Understanding the extent in which the nation's military are involved with explosives, the Explosives Engineering and Explosives Technology programs at Missouri S&T has developed its courses so that an postgraduate explosives degrees are now offered. With its proximity to the United States Army Engineer School at Fort Leonard Wood, the department understands military personnel seeking civilian education have specific concerns. Currently, all branches may apply under Missouri S&T guidelines by accessing the sites below. In the near future, certain branches may be eligible to fast track their explosives education.  Successful graduates of the Joint forces EOD School at Eglin AFB now have a fast rack route (Eglin EOD). Potential students are encouraged to provide applicable training documentation for credit evaluation. Soldiers may complete this by accessing While these transcripts provide recommendations for credit, it does not guarantee military service members will receive that credit. Officers currently attending Engineer Captains Career Course or Engineer Basic Officer Leader Course may be able to immediately enroll in courses that fit into the Explosives Engineering or Technology's  Master's and Certificate program. More information can be found on the Graduate page.

Note: Only graduate hours may be used for graduate credit. Undergraduate hours cannot be transferred in for graduate credit. Under S&T rules a maximum of 9 accepted graduate credit hrs may can be transferred in and used for a Masters degree. These hours will also have to be acceptable to the Explosives Engineering/Technology Program.  Due to university regulations credit can only be accepted/transferred for courses taken at an accredited educational institution which gives academic credit for that course.  Unfortunately credit cannot be given for experience. 

In order to conserve the high standards of the Explosives Engineering Master of Science and graduate certificate, only students with a strong background in math and science will be considered. Students applying for the MS should hold an applied science, technical or engineering degree that entails at least two semesters of calculus, and a semester each of physics, chemistry and statics/dynamics. This requirement is to ensure the student is successful at not only completing the degree, but understanding the basic engineering principles involved in explosives applications. Those not meeting this requirement must test out or complete the courses prior to acceptance into the program. 

Typically, any student enrolled in an explosives course must have a background check conducted. However, this requirement is waived for U.S. service members who provide a copy of a current Active Military Orders (under the Title 18 USC 701 it is illegal to make a photocopy of the military ID or CAD).

We offer both on site and distance classes and all of our programs have the option to complete by onsite, distance or a mix of the two.

We understand that military personnel duties, postings and deployments abroad may sometimes make course work difficult but we do make special allowances for these when notified in advance.

General information can be found at and Specific questions regarding the program should be directed to the department.