Ranked among the top four Aerospace Engineering PhD programs in the country by the National Research Council and in the top ten by the U.S. News and World Report, CU Boulder’s Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences (AES) is internationally recognized for its research and education leadership in aerospace engineering, earth, and space sciences. The world-renowned faculty tackle challenges in aerospace technology and science, focusing on astrodynamics and satellite navigation, remote sensing, earth and space sciences, vehicle systems, structures and materials, and bioastronautics. The department spends more than $15 million annually on research. It is home to four research centers and was named a program of excellence by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education.

With more than 40 faculty members and nearly 300 MS and PhD students, our graduate programs prepare aerospace engineering students to meet the needs of our 21st-century society through the understanding, conception, design, and application of aerial and spacecraft systems. The Masters program provides opportunities to focus on hands-on, experiential learning, technical and organizational expertise, and end-to-end mission and systems perspectives. The PhD program prepares students for exceptional research careers in commercial, governmental, and academic institutions. Aerospace Engineering's Professional MS and regular MS can be completed entirely online. Unlike other online courses, our distance education allows you to watch classes live, actively participate in classes from a distance, and even attend lectures on campus where possible.

Degrees and Certificates Offered

MS, Professional MS, PhD, Astrodynamics and Satellite Navigation Systems (ASN) CertificateRemote Sensing Certificate

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Program Information

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Email: admissionaerograd@colorado.edu

Phone: 303-492-6416