The AEM Department offers both the Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees. Graduate studies are necessary for those who wish to pursue a career in research or as a university faculty member. They are important for those who want to be involved in advanced design and product development.
Earning a graduate degree from the University of Minnesota AEM department will set you up for success:
In the 2010 National Research Council rankings, the Doctoral Program in the AEM Department was ranked fourth in the nation.
In the U.S. News 2016 rankings of Aerospace Engineering Graduate Programs, our program tied for 16th place in the nation.
Graduate students work with faculty members on many interesting and important research projects and may receive financial support from the Department. There are a wide variety of research project topics including:
Since our graduate program concentrates on fundamentals, it is
possible for students with undergraduate degrees in mathematics, physics, or
other branches of engineering to pursue graduate studies in our Department.