Graduate students in aerospace engineering typically possess a four year undergraduate degree in aerospace or mechanical engineering. Applicants with degrees in other science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines, are also encouraged to apply and will be considered on a case-by-case basis. In these instances, completion of undergraduate aerospace engineering coursework may be required before the student can register for certain graduate level aerospace courses.
In general, only students with a minimum 3.0/4.0 undergraduate GPA will be considered for graduate admission with a 3.4-plus GPA generally considered as competitive. All applicants must also submit a satisfactory score for the general test of the Graduate Record Examination(GRE). The department does not have a minimum GRE score requirement; however, scores of 160-plus for quantitative reasoning and 150-plus for verbal reasoning are considered competitive. The full list of requirements can be found here.
Applications are considered on a rolling basis without a formal application deadline. In general, it takes approximately 45 days to process domestic applications and approximately 90 days to process international applications once all application materials are received by the university. Funding through graduate teaching assistantships and graduate research assistantships are available for the most outstanding applicants. International students may be required to submit TOEFL scores. Applicants should apply before Jan. 31 for full consideration.