Prospective Master's Students

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MSAE Students Contribute to the Discipline

In our comprehensive, holistic admission process, we consider your academic background as well as your pursuits and interests outside the classroom. We look for students who enjoy being challenged and who are committed to furthering the Institute’s mission of “improving the human condition.” 

Highly qualified undergraduates with a commitment to research are encouraged to apply to the master's program at the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering, rated #4 in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report rankings. The School offers a faculty with diverse and deep-rooted expertise in all areas of aerospace engineering. Each of our 40+ professors is involved in research that is defining the next chapter of aerospace engineering.

Students who join us should prepare for a serious but exciting challenge: total immersion in the ongoing research of our faculty. Every year, AE research teams are working with industry, military, and academic partners on a broad range of problems. We expect our students to dive into a rigorous combination of coursework (33 credit-hours) and research that contributes to the discipline.

Learn While You Work:
The MSAE Distance Learning Program

For highly qualified individuals whose career, family, or other life commitments make on-campus coursework impractical, the AE Distance Learning Program (DLP) offers a great opportunity to earn a master's degree. Find out more about this unique opportunity.