What will I learn?

The Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering offers a Master of Science Degree in Aerospace Engineering and in Ocean Engineering. Each of these degrees has two options, a Master of Science with or without thesis. Although both degrees require the same number of credit hours for graduation, the thesis option requires some of these credits be devoted to a research project. The non-thesis option can be obtained by taking only course work, or it can include credits for a project and report. Such a project and report is generally not research oriented, but deals with other aspects of an engineering problem and may involve a team of students.

The Aerospace and Ocean Engineering Department offers a Master of Engineering degree in Aerospace Engineering. This degree requires the completion of a project and report which in some cases is required to be in conjunction with other students.

For the Aerospace Engineering Degree, students are required to take at least one course in each general area of aerodynamics, structures, and flight mechanics and control. This requirement is to insure that graduates from this program can operate in a multidisciplinary environment. In all cases the Master of Engineering program focuses on engineering type problems and their solutions.

Which department am I in?

College of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of 30 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $13,807 for 9 or more credit hours

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

Start date

24 August 2020, 19 January 2021


Virginia Tech

925 Prices Fork Road,



24061, United States

Online/Distance (Minimum of 30 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $14,779.50 for 9 or more credit hours

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

Start date

24 August 2020, 19 January 2021

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Regular Admission to a graduate degree is open to an applicant whose grade point average (GPA) meets or exceeds the 3.00 required by the Graduate School for the last half of the credits earned for the undergraduate (bachelors) degree, and whose academic background meets the requirements of the admitting academic unit. A graduate degree, or at least 12 credits of graduate coursework taken post-baccalaureate, while in graduate status, will supersede the undergraduate record in evaluating credentials for admission.

For international students

Admission to the Graduate School is contingent upon receipt of a four year (or 3 year degree recognized by the Bologna process) bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university and the presentation of evidence of potential to pursue graduate work.

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Testing Requirements:

TOEFL Paper 550.0

Computer 213.0

iBT 90.0


A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 is required for admission.

Application Deadlines: Fall: Dec 30; Spring: Sep 01.

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About this uni

The institution offers over 110 undergraduate degree programs on a sprawling campus with over 200 buildings across 2,600 acres of land.

  • Ranked 46th for university research in the United States
  • Makes innovative contributions in learning and discovery
  • 14:1 student-faculty ratio
  • 1,800-acre agriculture research farm near the main campus