Aerospace Engineering


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Doctoral Degrees Offered: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Master Degrees Offered: Master of Engineering (M.Engr.), Master of Science (M.S.)

Online Degrees: Master of Engineering (M.Engr.)

Area(s) of Emphasis (for program use only): Advanced Materials Systems; Aerodynamics; Combustion and Aero-Structural Interaction; Aviation Biofuels; Complex Systems and Optimization; Guidance, Controls, and Astrodynamics; Non-destructive Testing and Evaluation

Learning Goals that students in this program are expected to meet include:

  1. Conduct comprehensive literature review/survey in the relevant field of study to identify knowledge gaps.
  2. Formulate research objectives that will lead to significant contributions to the field of study.
  3. Conduct quality research via appropriate scientific methods, in teams or independently.
  4. Interpret research results appropriately, integrating them into the existing knowledge in the discipline.
  5. Disseminate research findings orally and through technical and scholarly writing to advance the knowledge base.
  6. Follow ethical practice and professionalism.

Doctoral Degree Outcomes

Master's Degree Outcomes

Career Placement Outcomes

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Contact: Maddi England
Phone: 515-294-9669
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ISU-wide: Academic Records, GPA, Statement of Purpose, Letters of Recommendation

Application Deadlines: January 15 for following fall admission; September 1 for following spring admission

Program Requires GRE: Yes

Program Requires GMAT : No

Additional International Requirements:

English Proficiency Minimum:

TOEFL Paper (PBT) 550
TOEFL Internet (iBT) 80
PTE 53
Duolingo 105

Program Will Review Without TOEFL or IELTS: No

Financial Statement: Application

Mailing Address if needed:

Aerospace Engineering Graduate Program
Dept of Aerospace Engineering
Iowa State University
2271 Howe Hall, Room 1200
Ames, IA 50011-2271