Graduate Degree Programs

Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering

Program Description:
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), GRE Q ≥ 155, 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 Certificates
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:


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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Dr. Xiaodong Yang
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Rolla, MO 65409-0050

Phone: 573-341-6273

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