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.
- Aerospace Engineering Systems (AESys)
- Astrodynamics and Satellite Navigation Systems (ASN)
- Bioastronautics (Bio)
- Remote Sensing, Earth and Space Science (RSESS)
Many of our faculty members have interests in two or more of these areas, and in fact, some students may end up doing research that spans multiple focus areas. The purpose of defining these areas is to allow for specialization of the academic program in a sustainable way, aligned with the primary research interests of the faculty. Furthermore, by bringing students directly into one of these groups we seek to facilitate and strengthen their connection with a primary advisor and with other like-minded students in the department.
Graduate Student Handbook (AY 12-13 matriculates)
Graduate Student Handbook (AY 11-12 matriculates)
Graduate Student Handbook (AY 08-09 matriculates)
Graduate Student Handbook (AY 07-08 matriculates)
Graduate Student Handbook (AY 06-07 matriculates)