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College of Engineering / Program / Master of Science - Aerospace Engineering

Why this degree?

The Department of Aerospace Engineering offers both a thesis and non-thesis Master of Science which provide students an opportunity to further their education and sharpen their skills in aerospace system design, development, maufacturing, maintenace and operation. Those who earn the degree will have a competitive advantage among industry and government employers.

You are eligible to apply if...

  • You hold a bachelor's degree in aerospace or mechanical engineering or equivalent from an institute of recognized standing
  • Applicants with degrees in other science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines are encouraged to apply and may be required to complete undergraduate aerospace engineering courses before official admission into the graduate program
  • An undergraduate GPA of 3.0/4.0, and 3.4-plus is considered more competitive
  • While there is no GRE score requirement, generally scores of 160-plus for quantitative reasoning and 150-plus for verbal reasoning are considered competitive

To complete the program you must...

  • Complete a minimum of 30 credit hours of graduate (6000 and 7000) level course work that must include 18 credit hours of AERO 6000 level or higher courses such as: 
    • AERO 6336 Applied Orbital Mechanics  3 hours
    • AERO 6526 Rocket Propulsion  3 hours
    • AERO 6536 Space Propulsion  3 hours
    • AERO 6626 Dynamic Simulation  3 hours
    • AERO 6636 Aerospace Applications of Composite Materials  4 hours
    • AERO 6756 Legal Aspects of Engineering Practice  3 hours
    • AERO 7106 Advanced Supersonic Aerodynamics  3 hours
    • AERO 7126 Dynamics of Viscous Fluids I  3 hours
    • AERO 7136 Dynamics of Viscous Fluids I  3 hours
    • AERO 7206 Dynamics of Flight  3 hours
    • AERO 7216 Flight Dynamics of Hypervelocity Vehicles  3 hours
    • AERO 7226 Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics and Control  3 hours
    • AERO 7336 Orbit Determination 3 hours
    • AERO 7376 Fundamentals of the Global Positioning System 3 hours
    • AERO 7516 Thrust Generation  3 hours
    • AERO 7526 Advanced Airbreathing Propulsion  3 hours
    • AERO 7536 Aereothermochemistry of Propulsion  3 hours
    • AERO 7626 Aerospace Computational Structural Analysis: Static Structures  3 hours
    • AERO 7636 Aerospace Computational Structural Analysis: Structural Dynamics  3 hours
    • AERO 7666 Aerolasticity  3 hours
    • AERO 7676 Introduction to Large Space Structures  3 hours
    • AERO 7890 Aerospace Engineering Project  3 hours


What can you expect?

  • Once admitted into Auburn Engineering's graduate online program, you will work with the graduate program officer to create a plan of study:

Applying for the Master of Science - Aerospace Engineering

  • Fill out the online graduate application at
    (you will be required to create an account)
  • Upload a brief statement discussing your research interest and career goals
  • Upload your resume
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