The Aerospace Engineering Sciences Department graduate program offers both Master of Science (MS) and Doctoral (Ph.D.) degrees.  Students are considered to be on one of two degree tracks, each with different requirements. A brief overview of the main requirements is given here. Please consult the Graduate Handbook for more details.

ASEN Course descriptions may be found in the University Course Catalog.


AGSO also offers tuitionless Compact Computer Courses for Engineers, for no credit, that provide training in various computer topics, such as Linux, Matlab, and Latex. Information about these courses is available at

Focus Areas

The MS and PhD programs in Aerospace Engineering Sciences are organized into four focus areas listed below. Graduate students are admitted into a specific focus area, which provides research advising, financial support, and sets specialized admission and program requirements and recommendations for course work within and outside the department. Focus Areas include:

  1. Aerospace Engineering Systems (AESys)
  2. Astrodynamics and Satellite Navigation Systems (ASN)
  3. Bioastronautics (Bio)
  4. Remote Sensing, Earth and Space Science (RSESS)