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Advance solutions to daunting challenges

Our faculty are pushing the envelope in a range of fields to provide the foundation for more efficient propulsion systems, pushing the boundaries of space exploration, advancing rotorcraft technologies, developing enhanced autonomous systems and more. As a graduate student, you will find the support needed to work on these efforts, to advance innovations of your own, and to apply new methods and technologies to the operations of industry, agency, and government partners. 

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Build an interdisciplinary skill set

Our programs empahsize both breadth of knowledge and depth in a particular field, empowering gradutes to adapt to and advance changes in industry and academia. Programs also empahsize collaboration across fields and disciplines, both within the Clark School and beyond it. 

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Access state-of-the-art facilities

Aerospace Engineering at Maryland is home to one of the leading rotorcraft research centers in the country, the Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft Center. The department also boasts the only neutral bouyancy facility of its kind on a college campus as well as dedicated autonomous systems testing facilities.

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Be close to employment opportunities

The University of Maryland's promixity to Washington, D.C. offers  unique professional opportunities with leading aerospace engineering industries and research labs as well as some of the most prominent government research facilities in the nation.

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