Mindanao University of Science and Technology commonly known as MUST is a higher education institution in the Philippines. It was known as Mindanao Polytechnic State College until 7 January 2009 when it has achieved its university status after a long odyssey from its humble beginnings as a tradeschool in 1927.The university offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in engineering, science and technology with over 40 bachelor's degree programs, 16 master's degree programs and 3 doctors degree programs.Its main campus is located in Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City, with satellite campuses in Jasaan, Misamis Oriental, Oroquieta city and Panaon, Misamis Occidental.HistoryMindanao University of Science and Technology has achieved its university status in 7 January 2009 after a long journey from its humble beginnings as a tradeschool in 1927.The seed of MUST gained roots through the Pre-Commonwealth Act No. 3377 known as the Vocational Act of 1927. It was named as the Misamis Oriental Trade School which catered to the elementary level only but eventually in 1936, it opened a secondary four-year program.In accordance to Republic Act No. 672 of 1952, MOTS became Mindanao School of Arts and Trades offering trade technical curriculum. Later in 1970, the school was authorized by virtue of RA 3959 to offer Bachelor of Science in Industrial Education and the Evening Opportunity Programs. In 1978, Presidential Decree 1431 upgraded the institution to Don Mariano Marcos Memorial Polytechnic State College. In 1991, it was renamed Mindanao Polytechnic State College and it also gained a new function – provide extension services.