What will I learn?

Research in aerospace engineering covers the fields of aeronautics and space technology. The AME Doctoral programs require the completion of a minimum of 57-59 units of graduate credit, depending upon the student’s educational background (see below), plus 18 units of Dissertation:

Direct B.S. to Ph.D. track - Please note that admission to the Direct B.S. to Ph.D. track requires the demonstration of exceptionally good performance in academics and research by the applicant during the course of his/her undergraduate career. This track requires 59 units of coursework. Students who are on the Direct B.S. to Ph.D. track must take the Qualifying Examination no later than their fifth semester in residence for the Ph.D. degree (first semester of their third year).

University of Arizona AME M.S. to Ph.D. - This track requires 57 units of coursework. Students who completed the requirements for the M.S. degree with the University of Arizona AME Department must take the Qualifying Examination no later than their second semester in residence for the Ph.D. degree (second semester of their first year). In addition, 24-30 units may be transferred from the UAAME M.S. degree program to the Ph.D. program.

Non-University of Arizona AME M.S. to Ph.D. - This track requires 57 units of coursework. Students who completed the requirements for the M.S. degree at another institution must take the Qualifying Examination no later than their third semester in residence for the Ph.D. degree (first semester of their second year). Up to 30 units may be transferred from an MS degree, subject to Graduate College rules for credit transfer, and if they are appropriate for inclusion in the student’s Ph.D. Plan of Study.

The Department of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering (AME) is excited that you have chosen to apply to our graduate program!

Admission to the AME graduate programs is granted based on a holistic evaluation of applicants’ credentials, including undergraduate and/or graduate GPA, GRE scores, personal statement, research experience, and letters of recommendation. A Bachelor of Science degree from an aerospace, mechanical, or nuclear engineering curriculum of a recognized institution of higher education is required of all applicants to the graduate program, with a cumulative grade point average equivalent to 3.25/4.00 or better in previous university‑level academic coursework, particularly in advanced mathematics and engineering courses. However, graduates from other engineering, mathematics, and physical sciences curricula may be admitted provisionally. Applicants’ GRE scores are expected to be in the top 25th percentile, particularly for the Quantitative portion of the GRE. International students must submit TOEFL (minimum overall score of 79) or IELTS scores (minimum composite score of 7, with no subject area falling below a 6) in order to be considered for admission.

Please note that ALL applicants who wish to be considered for departmental funding must apply and submit an online application for admission by January 1st for Fall admission and by June 1st for the Spring admission. Online applications for admission (not requiring funding) may be submitted by domestic applicants at any time before the start of the Fall or Spring semesters, and by international applicants by June 1st for Fall admission and by October 15th for Spring admission.

Which department am I in?

College of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (Direct B.S. to Ph.D. track: 59 units, University of Arizona AME M.S. to Ph.D: 57 units, Non-University of Arizona AME M.S. to Ph.D: 57 units)

Tuition fees
US$22,400.00 per year
The given fee is for 2019/20 and is subject to change

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

Start date

24 August 2020, 13 January 2021

Venue

University of Arizona

1200 E University Blvd.,

TUCSON,

Arizona,

85721, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International applicants who have already completed an undergraduate degree.

For international students

Students must have completed a four year bachelor from Regionally accredited institution.

Minimum undergraduate or graduate GPA of 3.25

International applicants: minimum TOEFL internet based score of 79 or IELTS test score of 7.

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