Admission - MS in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics

Currently, the program is open to US students as well as international students residing in the US with the appropriate visas. Applicants interested in pursuing the online MSAEM must apply for admission to The University of Alabama's Graduate School. Graduate school minimums to be considered for regular admission are:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or at least 3.0 for the last 60 hours completed
  • A minimum GRE score of 300

AEM department standards are higher than the graduate school minimums, and all application materials are carefully considered: statement of purpose, transcripts, test scores (GRE), and letters of recommendation. Meeting minimum graduate school requirements does not guarantee admission into the program.

Students without a BS in aerospace, mechanical or civil engineering are required to complete the following coursework from an accredited university (if not already completed) prior to admission to the MSAEM program: Calculus (12 credit hours), Ordinary Differential Equations, Statics, Dynamics, Mechanics of Materials and Fluid Mechanics. The engineering mechanics courses (Statics, Dynamics, Mechanics of Materials and Fluid Mechanics) must be calculus based.  Students have the opportunity to enroll in the mechanics courses through the UA College of Continuing Studies as a non-degree seeking applicant (NDS).

Review specific program admission requirements for the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics and Graduate School.

How do I apply?

Application Deadline - fall semester - July 15, spring semester - December 1, summer semester - April 15