Aerospace Engineering, M.Sc. | University of Kansas | Lawrence, United States
12 months
24607 USD/year
24607 USD/year
10645 USD/year
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The Aerospace Engineering discipline at University of Kansas involves the design, production, operation, and support of aircraft and spacecraft. Aerospace engineers solve problems, design aircraft and spacecraft, conduct research, and improve processes for the aerospace industry.


About this Degree

University of Kansas Aerospace Engineering is an international leader in aerospace education and is committed to developing a global community of choice for students, educators, and researchers by strategically aligning teaching, research, and service missions. A world-class graduate and undergraduate education focused on designing, simulating, building, testing, and flying aerospace vehicles is provided. 

Educational Objectives

Aerospace engineering prepares graduates for professional practice in the aerospace industry and graduate study in aerospace engineering. Achievement is measured through assessment of the performance of graduates three to six years after graduation. Graduates must demonstrate the following measurable learning outcomes:

  • Competence in the analysis, test, and design of aerospace systems and components using contemporary techniques, equipment, and software.
  • An understanding of the professional responsibilities associated with the special public safety and economic aspects of the aerospace industry.
  • The ability to communicate analysis test, and design results to engineers and nonengineers.
  • The ability to work effectively in interdisciplinary teams.
  • An understanding of the need for lifelong learning.

Programme Structure

The Master of Science (M.S.) program in Aerospace Engineering (AE) has 2 options.

  • The Thesis Option requires a minimum of 30 credit hours of graduate work.  The course work includes 3 hours of math and 6 hours earned in the satisfactory completion of a thesis.
  • The Project Option requires a minimum of 30 hours of graduate work.  The course work includes 3 hours of math, 24 hours of other courses, and at least 3 hours in the satisfactory completion of a project (AE 895, M.S. Thesis or Project).

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts from all degree-granting institutions: for processing purposes, you may attach scanned versions of official transcripts to your application, as well as a copy of your degree certificate and/or diploma if the degree has been earned outside the US. A printout from a student portal is NOT considered an official copy. 
  • Transcripts that are in a language other than English must be accompanied with English translations.
  • NOTE: Documents uploaded with your application are not considered official. KU does not consider transcripts that come from applicants or that have been in the applicant's possession as official. 
  • Three letters of recommendation.  Letters must be on letterhead.  
  • Resume or CV
  • Official GRE score report
  • Statement of Objectives
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE score report 
  • Master's program regular admission requires an undergraduate GPA of at least a 3.0.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24607 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 24607 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    24607 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24607 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    10645 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 10645 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Lawrence

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

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