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Like markets merging together to create a global economy, this decade has approached the exciting frontier of joint research. The marriage of Mechanical Engineering to related fields has contributed to a new “Interdisciplinary Era.” In meeting the challenges brought on by this co-operative approach to engineering, the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at the University of Missouri has broadened its scope in both education and research while maintaining strengths in the fundamental disciplines: Dynamics & Control, Design & Manufacturing, Materials & Solids and Thermal & Fluid Science Engineering. Such well-established academic traditions in the undergraduate and graduate curriculum as well as nationally renowned research programs are the basis for MAE having become the largest department in the College of Engineering at MU. An equally important aspect contributing to the quality of the MAE department is the aggressive pursuit of funding, by our faculty, to establish nationally recognized research programs. Well-earned support through sizable funding from both federal agencies and industry are valuable resources in the promotion of our graduate research and undergraduate teaching.

Degrees Offered

Doctoral

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

*This program is eligible for the STEM OPT Extension.

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: May 31 (Priority deadline: January 1)
Spring deadline: October 31 (Priority deadline: October 1)
Summer deadline: April 30

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Strong record in the MS program

Required GRE Scores*

Test Type  Verbal+Quantitative
GRE 298

*Note: The GRE requirement will be waived for graduate applicants from 1/1/2021 – 04/30/2023 because of COVID-19.  If other department requirements are not met, however, the department reserves the right to request GRE scores.

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

Note: Doctoral degree program applicants are closely and individually reviewed.

Require Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Program

All documents must be uploaded directly to the Graduate School online application system.

  • Personal Statement: 1 to 2 page letter telling about yourself and the specific area that you will study if accepted to the MAE program
  • Resume: Please make sure to include the month/year for the start and end dates of all work experience
  • Transcripts: You may upload in Graduate School application to expedite review of your application by the program
  • Test Information (GRE/TOEFL/IELTS): You may upload these in the online Graduate School application to expedite review of your application by the program. ETS will need to send your test scores to Institution Code 6875 and Department Code 1502.
  • Recommendation Letters: Three academic recommendations are required and must be submitted through the Recommendation section of the Graduate School online application.

Master's

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Master of Science

100% Online On Campus

*This program is eligible for the STEM OPT Extension.

Admission Criteria

Application Deadlines

On Campus Master’s Program

  • Fall deadline: May 31 (Priority deadline: January 1)
  • Spring deadline: October 31 (Priority deadline: October 1)
  • Summer deadline: April 30

Online Master’s Program

  • Fall deadline: July 31
  • Spring deadline: December 31
  • Summer deadline: May 19

Required GRE Scores*(On Campus Program Applicants Only)

Test Type  Verbal+Quantitative
GRE 298

*Note: The GRE requirement will be waived for graduate applicants from 1/1/2021 – 04/30/2023 because of COVID-19.  If other department requirements are not met, however, the department reserves the right to request GRE scores.

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 during last 2 years
  • BS in same or a closely related field

Note: Lower GPAs require special action and substantiation, such as good test scores on the GRE or other recognized examinations.

Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Program

All documents must be uploaded directly to the Graduate School online application system.

  • Personal Statement: 1 to 2 page letter telling about yourself and the specific area that you will study if accepted to the MAE program
  • Resume: Please make sure to include the month/year for the start and end dates of all work experience
  • Transcripts: You may upload in Graduate School application to expedite review of your application by the program
  • Recommendation Letters: Three academic recommendations are required and must be submitted through the Recommendation section of the Graduate School online application.
  • Test Information (GRE*/TOEFL/IELTS): You may upload these in the online Graduate School application to expedite review of your application by the program. ETS will need to send your test scores to Institution Code 6875 and Department Code 1502.

*Note: GRE scores are required for the on campus program applicants only.

Graduate Certificate

Aerospace Engineering, Graduate Certificate

100% Online

Officially approved as:

Stand Alone: Yes

Total Credit Hours:  12

Certificate description:

The Aerospace Engineering Graduate Certificate is recommended for anyone who wishes to pursue a careers in the field of Aerospace Engineering as a Senior Engineer, Project Engineer, Staff Engineer, Engineering Manager, or Program Manager. Students who complete the certificate will learn:

  1. The ability to apply the fundamentals of both incompressible and compressible flows, wing and airfoil theory, and fluid kinematics and dynamics.
  2. How to analyze aircraft engines and spacecraft propulsion systems.
  3. The mechanics and design issues associated with aerospace structures; including the analysis of thin skins with stiffeners for external surfaces, bulkheads and frames for shape support, and fasteners for holding components together.
  4. How to analyze the flight mechanics of aircraft and spacecraft, including flight performance, flight dynamics and stability, orbital maneuvers, and flight control.

Certificate web site:
https://engineering.missouri.edu/departments/mechanical-aerospace-engineering/aerospace-engineering-graduate-certificate/

Admission Criteria

Application Deadlines (Suggested)

  • Summer semester: April 30
  • Fall semester: July 31
  • Spring semester: November 30

Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Graduate Certificate Program

  • Resume or CV
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