The Aerospace Engineering Sciences MS and PhD programs are based on collaborative environments and hands-on, team-based learning that encourages innovative research, inquiry, and exploration.  

Graduate programs in Smead Aerospace are organized into the following five focus areas: 

Graduate students are admitted into a specific focus area, which provides research advising, financial support for PhD students, and sets specialized admission and program requirements.  By specializing in an academic focus, you strengthen your connection with a primary advisor and with other like-minded students in the department.