Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute


NSEI:  A proud history of serving our students, state and profession, and a critical role to play in their future. We will be recognized as a leader among our peers in the nation and the world.


Our mission is to discover, disseminate, preserve and apply knowledge in the area of nuclear sciences and engineering.  We interpret our mission here broadly to encompass science and engineering related to neutrons, molecules, photons and other particles, and offer MS and PhD degrees in Nuclear Engineering, a Minor in Nuclear Engineering, Health Physics, and Medical Physics for Engineering and science undergraduates, and a graduate certificate in Nuclear Engineering for Science and Engineering graduate students.


We pursue our vision within an environment that fosters integrity, respect, trust, openness, fairness, quality, performance and accountability.  In doing so we are committed to people, excellence and synergy.


The Nuclear Engineering Program at University of Missouri was officially established in 1964 and conferred its first Master of Science degree in that same year. The program has flourished since then with faculty and alumni achieving high national and international distinctions.  The program forms the core of the Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute that was formally established in 2002. The Nuclear Engineering Program was ranked number one (1) in the nation for faculty scholarly productivity in 2007 by the Academic Analytic Associates as reported in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute
E2433 Lafferre Hall,
University of Missouri,
Columbia, MO 65211 (573) 882-8201