The graduate program in Aerospace Engineering is based on the research and education provided by the individual faculty. The degree requirements include a specified number of course credits; however, there are no requirements on the specific courses that are to be taken. This provides the flexibility for each student, in consultation with the major professor and program of study committee, to choose courses that create a degree that best fits education and career goals for the student and the requirements for the research. The program bases this flexibility on the exceptional faculty who will mentor graduate students through graduate school and help launch exciting and productive careers.
Applications for admission to the aerospace engineering graduate program are accepted at any time and reviewed when complete. Students may take up to 9 credits as a non-degree seeking student, so it is possible to begin your studies before formal admittance into the program. Admission and application procedures for the Mechanical Engineering graduate program can be found on the Graduate College website and on the aerospace engineering department website.
Each Master’s degree requires:
- Minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate credits in research and/or course work.
- The Master of Science degree program is research oriented and requires a thesis.
- The Master of Engineering programs include more course work in exchange for less research experience.