The nation's first master's degrees in explosives engineering will be handed out this month at Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla.
The university said the program was approved last year and is part of Missouri S&T's mining and nuclear engineering department. Fifteen graduate students are enrolled in Missouri S&T's explosives engineering program.
The degrees will be handed out to three students on Dec. 18.
Missouri S&T started offering a minor in explosives engineering at the undergraduate level in 2005.