Honors Academy

The Missouri S&T Honors Academy offers students the opportunity to be a part of a community of outstanding scholars who are seeking an enhanced educational experience. This program is designed to instill honors habits to explore ways to search for answers beyond the norm of course syllabi descriptions. The rewards are earning the distinction of "Honors Academy Fellow" at graduation, which is noted on the diploma, transcript and commencement program.

At Missouri S&T, Honors Academy students are recognized for their academic excellence and are provided with individualized attention and opportunities to establish leadership development skills, interact with faculty members and participate in special projects including service learning, undergraduate research and other beneficial experiences.

Application to Graduate as a Honors Academy Fellow

Eligibility Requirements

Incoming Students are Automatically Admitted if:

Freshmen Students

  1. Their ACT score is a 29 or higher/SAT is 1340 or above, &
  2. They rank in the top 10% of their high school class or have a minimum GPA of 3.5

Transfer Students

  1. They have a minimum GPA of 3.5, &
  2. A minimum of 24 graded, college-level credits

Currently Enrolled Students

  1. They have a minimum GPA of 3.5, &
  2. A minimum of 24 graded, college-level credits

Students meeting eligibility requirements will receive an email from Missouri S&T regarding admittance to  Honors Academy.  You must accept our offer to become a part of Honors Academy. 

Transfer students are allowed to transfer a maximum of 6 hours of Honors credit from their transfer institution.  At least 50% of honors credit must be Missouri S&T coursework.

 *If you are currently enrolled at Missouri S&T and are interested in Honors Academy, please contact Honors Academy at msthonorsacademy@mst.edu.

  • Seminar
  • Sophomore to Senior Year
  • Housing
  • Study Abroad Scholarship


New student Honors Seminar provides participating students an opportunity to  meet the distinguished teaching professors, an introduction to research opportunities at Missouri S&T, the opportunity to attend the leadership development conference and presentations by invited speakers.  In addition, students have the opportunity to participate in social activities with faculty members and other Honors Academy scholars.  Once you have accepted our offer, the office of Academic Support will enroll the student in the no cost, no credit Honors Seminar.  (Transfer students may join New Student Honors Seminar during either the Fall or Spring semester.)  Students will be required to attend New Student Honors Seminar their first and second semesters at Missouri S&T.

Sophomore to Senior Year

Following their first year, Honors Academy students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.5 to continue their participation in the program.  Honors Academy students will enroll in and complete 12 hours of "Honors" coursework.  Senior year Honors Academy students must enroll in and complete 3 hours of undergraduate research.  The student will be responsible for writing a honors thesis and presenting this to the S&T Honors Committee.  

Information about Honors Coursework


Honors Academy offers Honors Housing for those Honors students interested in living in an Honors Learning Community.  Honors Housing is located in University Commons.  If you are interested in joining the Honors Learning Community, please note this on the housing interest form.

Information about Honors Housing

Study Abroad Scholarship

As a firm commitment to enhancing the international competence of Missouri S&T Honors Academy students, the Honors Academy offers a Study Abroad matching scholarship.  Any active Honors Academy student receiving a Missouri S&T Study Abroad scholarship in conjunction with a Missouri S&T affiliated program is eligible to apply.

Honors Academy Study Abroad Scholarship Application