Master of Science in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


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Program Overview

The Master of Science in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering prepares students to become leaders in their field across a wide variety of technical industries. From fluid mechanics to ultrasound imaging, students open themselves to being taught by world-class faculty and professional and research opportunities found only in the nation's capital.

Students may choose from the following areas of focus to tailor their coursework:

  • Aerospace engineering
  • Design of mechanical engineering systems
  • Fluid mechanics, thermal sciences and energy
  • Industrial engineering
  • Solid mechanics and materials science
  • Structures and dynamics
  • Robotics, mechatronics and controls

Program Requirements

  • Credit hours:
    • With thesis: 24 credit hours of coursework + 6 credit hours of thesis research
    • Without thesis: 33 credit hours of coursework
  • Duration: Two years (full-time) or three years (part-time)

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Program Requirements

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, physical science or mathematics.
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or equivalent achieved on the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate work.
  • Successful submission of online application form, exam scores, and other documents as outlined in the admissions requirements.

Professional Outcomes

Get further insights into the career options and outcomes for students and alumni of the Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering program.

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