What will I learn?

Graduate students in the Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics doctoral program pursue research in the areas of Dynamics and Control, Fluid Mechanics, Propulsion Systems, and Solids and Structures. These are the four key areas that present challenges and opportunities to shape the future of aerospace engineering and to bring societal benefit at large.

Often referred to as the Birthplace of Aviation, the Southwest Ohio area has long played an important role in aerospace history and technology. The UC School of Aerospace Systems, which features the second-oldest Aerospace Engineering program in the country, has been at the forefront of aerospace technology since the early days of air and space travel.

The School of Aerospace Systems graduate programs have played pivotal roles in building this success by bringing together outstanding faculty, and the most talented students from around the world. The School has a record of long-standing excellence. Now, more than ever, the School strives to deliver scientific discovery and technological innovation that will drive the future of aerospace engineering and more broadly will impact the related fields of energy, security, and health.

The School of Aerospace Systems provides one of the best university-based research environments in the world with state-of-the-art laboratories and a diverse faculty base that has recently been expanded to bring top expertise in critical new research areas from leading institutions worldwide.

Which department am I in?

College of Engineering and Applied Science

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
US$28,972.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

31 March 2022

Start date

10 January 2022, 22 August 2022, 9 January 2023

Venue

UC Uptown West Campus

2600 Clifton Avenue,

CINCINNATI,

Ohio,

45221, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For our graduate programs, we welcome applications from students who hold a baccalaureate degree (or higher) from a college or university regarded as standard by a regional or general accrediting agency, and have at least a B average in undergraduate course work (or otherwise give evidence of promise that is judged satisfactory by the admitting program and the Graduate School). Minimum graduate GPA: 3.75.

For international students

For our graduate programs, we welcome applications from students who hold a baccalaureate degree (or higher) with a GPA of 3.0+ from a college or university regarded as standard by a regional or general accrediting agency, and have at least a B average in undergraduate course work (or otherwise give evidence of promise that is judged satisfactory by the admitting program and the Graduate School).

Standardized Tests of English Proficiency

Most students fulfill the English requirement by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Testing System (IELTS), or the PEARSON Test of English (PTE). For IELTS, an overall band score of 6.5 is sufficient for graduate admission. For PEARSON, a score of 47 is sufficient. TOEFL requirements vary based on the type of TOEFL test taken, and scores are valid for up to two years. The minimum university requirement is: 520 (paper-based test), or 190 (computer-based test), or 92 (internet-based test).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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