The University of Colorado Boulder Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences is located in Boulder, Colorado on one of the most beautiful college campuses in the world. Boulder has one of the highest per-capita concentrations of highly educated workers and high-tech companies to be found anywhere. It's a great place to study, to work, and to live.

Why choose CU Aerospace?

  • The hands-on learning experience and facilities are world class.
  • Faculty attend all of the labs and actively support student learning.
  • Award winning professors, including 2 presidential teaching scholars.
  • Two former NASA astronauts on the faculty teaching space from personal experience
  • The program was ranked 3rd in the country in the most recent National Research Council assessment of research-doctorate programs (quantitative regression analysis).

Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences particularly encourages applications from students who would broaden the diversity of our graduate community. We know that diversity is essential to academic and workplace success and we are committed to creating an inclusive and collaborative community. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder Diversity Initiative.