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Aeronautical Engineering

Aeronautical Engineering

Program Description

Students are admitted to study leading toward programs in Aeronautical Engineering with concentration in one of the three major divisions of the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. A pro-tem advisor will be appointed by the Department to assist each full-time student in program planning. Additionally, each fully-funded officer student has an educational code, the requirements of which are to be met within the appropriate division. Please see the Department Blue Book for selections and additional information.

Typically, a PhD degree program in the Department consists of two phases:
PHASE ONE is course work and an examination period of six academic quarters, and phase two is dedicated to research. During phase one, all requirements for admission to candidacy (course work, examinations, and approval of research prospectus) are met.

PHASE TWO: Dedicated to research. This phase usually lasts 18-24 months, and the students devote their full attention to a research problem investigated under the direction of an approved member of the faculty of the Graduate School of Engineering and Management. A doctoral specialty may be pursued in any of the areas of concentration within the Department. Specialty coursework generally consists of one or more graduate sequences, augmented by the more advanced courses, which are offered for doctoral students. Students interested in a doctoral program should discuss those interests with a member of the department who is actively engaged in research in an area of interest to the student.

Admissions Requirements

Degree Required: Bachelor's degree and Master's degree with successful completion of an MS thesis (desirable). Must have endorsement by the student's MS faculty, especially by the MS thesis advisor.

Test Required: GRE - 156V/151Q (within the last five years)

GPA Required: 3.50 (MS); 3.00 (BS)



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Program Chair

Dr. Donald L. Kunz

Degree Information

Degree Type: Doctoral


Delivery Method: In-Residence


Degree Requirements

  • Major coursework (24 hours)
  • Mathematics (12 hours)
  • Dissertation research (48 hours)
  • Admission to candidacy: One year before graduation
  • In-residence study: Three successive quarters
  • Present dissertation at a public defense

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