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.


Please check out our list of most commonly asked

For general inquiries regarding graduate studies at the Department of Aerospace Engineering you may contact:

Dr. Kenneth Yu
Director, Graduate Studies Aerospace Engineering

Leslie Davis
Program Coordinator, Student Services
3179 Glenn L. Martin Hall

Most common applicant questions:

  • We require GREs for international applicants, but not for domestic applicants.  We accept GRE scores from the on-line GRE exam, so no-one should be at risk for taking the exam.
  • If scores are submitted, the score on the Quantitative portion of the GRE exam should place the applicant at or above a ranking of being in the top 85th or 90th percentile of those who have taken the exam for M.S. and Ph.D. applicants, respectively.
  • We only admit students who a faculty member agrees to advise and, unless an applicant is self-funded with a Fellowship or by an employer, the faculty member agrees to support with a graduate research assistantship.
  • We encourage applicants to start an email conversation with faculty with whom they would like to conduct research. This is important, as faculty members extend offers based on the unique needs of their research program and their expectations for who will be successful in conducting that research.   

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