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The Aerospace Engineering Department offers a broad program in graduate studies leading to the degrees of Master of Science (thesis and non-thesis) and Doctor of Philosophy. Graduate students can choose from the following areas of specialization:

  • aerodynamics and propulsion
  • structural mechanics and composites
  • rotorcraft
  • space systems
  • flight dynamics, stability and control

Within these disciplines, the student can tailor programs in areas such as computational fluid dynamics, aeroelasticity, hypersonics, composites, smart structures, finite elements, space propulsion, robotics, and human factors.

Degrees Offered through the Office of Advanced Engineering Education

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)
Aerospace Engineering offers a Master of Engineering in Aerospace Engineering degree through the Office of Advanced Engineering Education. The program requires successful completion of ten (10) approved courses (30 credits total). A thesis is not required.

Graduate Certificate in Engineering (CGEN)
Aerospace Engineering offers a Graduate Certificate in Engineering in Aerospace Engineering  through the Office of Advanced Engineering Education. The program requires completion of four (4) approved courses (12 credits total).

More information about admission to these programs can be found here.

Academic Resources in the Baltimore-Washington Area

We are located within proximity of some of the most prominent government research facilities in the nation. Below is a map displaying just a few of the numerous academic resources in the vicinity of the University of Maryland. Also available from The Graduate School are maps illustrating available resources in Science & Engineering, the Humanities, Education, & Social Sciences, as well as resources listing foundations, agencies, museums, and laboratories in the District of Columbia. For the Graduate School's most complete listing of academic resources in the Baltimore-Washington area, please see the Master List of Academic Resources.