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Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering
Working professionals can now earn a thesis and non-thesis master’s degree in aerospace engineering through Missouri S&T’s distance education. The aerospace engineering program offers comprehensive graduate education in a wide variety of areas. Because of the inherent interdisciplinary nature of aerospace engineering, professionals working in non-aerospace engineering sectors may also benefit from the coursework offered as part of the distance master’s of aerospace engineering degree program.
The thesis degree requires a minimum of 30 credit hours of coursework (at least 21 credit hours of coursework and at least 6 credit hours of research). The non-thesis degree requires a minimum of 30 credit hours of coursework, up to 6 hours of which can be from out-of-department courses. Please check the Schedule of Classes for a current listing of courses available for distance students.
Doctorate Degree: Interested students should contact the academic department for details.
- Bachelor’s degree in aerospace or mechanical engineering, or a related engineering or science field
- GPA ≥ 3.0; GRE V+Q ≥ 302(110 based on old scale), and GRE AW > 3.5; International requirement: TOEFL ≥ 88 or satisafactory completion of an approved English language Institute program.
- Applicants who have successfully completed a graduate certificate program from Missouri S&T are eligible for automatic admission into the aerospace engineering master's program and need not satisfy the above requirements.
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Graduate certificate programs are a great way to start earning college credit toward a graduate degree. The GRE is not required to enter a certificate program. If you complete a certificate program with a grade of B or better in all core courses, you may apply to the corresponding master's degree program without taking the GRE*.
*Completion of a graduate certificate program does not automatically guarantee admission into a corresponding graduate degree program. To continue in a master’s degree program, you must apply. Click here for details and check with academic department for program specific details and requirements.
Aerospace Engineering Graduate Certificate Programs:
- Composite Materials and Structures
- Control Systems
- Energy Conversion & Transport
- Engineering Mechanics
- Manufacturing Automation
Courses are delivered over the Internet, via live streaming video; collaborative learning software includes WebEx and Blackboard; classes are archived online for review and easy access.
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