Research in aerospace engineering covers the fields of aeronautics and space technology. The AME Doctoral programs require the completion of a minimum of 57-59 units of graduate credit, depending upon the student’s educational background (see below), plus 18 units of Dissertation:
The Department of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering (AME) is excited that you have chosen to apply to our graduate program!
Admission to the AME graduate programs is granted based on a holistic evaluation of applicants’ credentials, including undergraduate and/or graduate GPA, GRE scores, personal statement, research experience, and letters of recommendation. A Bachelor of Science degree from an aerospace, mechanical, or nuclear engineering curriculum of a recognized institution of higher education is required of all applicants to the graduate program, with a cumulative grade point average equivalent to 3.25/4.00 or better in previous university‑level academic coursework, particularly in advanced mathematics and engineering courses. However, graduates from other engineering, mathematics, and physical sciences curricula may be admitted provisionally. Applicants’ GRE scores are expected to be in the top 25th percentile, particularly for the Quantitative portion of the GRE. International students must submit TOEFL (minimum overall score of 79) or IELTS scores (minimum composite score of 7, with no subject area falling below a 6) in order to be considered for admission.
Please note that ALL applicants who wish to be considered for departmental funding must apply and submit an online application for admission by January 1st for Fall admission and by June 1st for the Spring admission. Online applications for admission (not requiring funding) may be submitted by domestic applicants at any time before the start of the Fall or Spring semesters, and by international applicants by June 1st for Fall admission and by October 15th for Spring admission.
(1) Minimum undergraduate or graduate GPA of 3.25
(2) GRE General Exam scores: Applicants’ scores are expected to be in the top 25 percentile, particularly for the Quantitative portion.
(3) 3 letters of recommendation
(4) Statement of purpose
(5) International applicants: minimum TOEFL internet based score of 79 or IELTS test score of 7.
Required test(s): GRE General
Required for International Applicants: TOEFL or IELTS
It is recommended that both international and domestic students apply by the following deadlines if they wish to be considered for department funding:
Fall semester application deadline: January 1
Spring semester application deadline: June 1
Teaching and Research Assistantships available to outstanding students.
Deadline for Domestic Applicants Application for Admission only (without Funding Consideration):
Deadline for Domestic Applicants and International Applicants Application for Admission, with Funding Consideration:
3 units (semesters) of graduate seminars (AME 696G)
Minimum 36 units in area of major subject. **Up to 30 units may be transferred from an MS degree, subject to Graduate College rules for credit transfer, and if they are appropriate for inclusion in the student’s PhD Plan of Study.
Maximum of 6 units of individual study (AME 599, 699,799) or research (AME 900) or case study (AME 908)
9-12 units in the minor depending on the minor department requirement.
|Application Acceptance Rate||63%|
|Med. Time-to-degree (years)||6.75|
|Enrollment Percent Male||91%|
|Enrollment Percent Female||9%|
|Enrollment Percent International||41%|
|Enrollment Percent URM||16%|