What is Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics?

Graduate students in the Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics doctoral program pursue research in the areas of Dynamics and Control, Fluid Mechanics, Propulsion Systems, and Solids and Structures. These are the four key areas that present challenges and opportunities to shape the future of aerospace engineering and to bring societal benefit at large.

Often referred to as the Birthplace of Aviation, the Southwest Ohio area has long played an important role in aerospace history and technology. The UC School of Aerospace Systems, which features the second-oldest Aerospace Engineering program in the country, has been at the forefront of aerospace technology since the early days of air and space travel. 

The School of Aerospace Systems graduate programs have played pivotal roles in building this success by bringing together outstanding faculty, and the most talented students from around the world. The School has a record of long-standing excellence. Now, more than ever, the School strives to deliver scientific discovery and technological innovation that will drive the future of aerospace engineering and more broadly will impact the related fields of energy, security, and health. 

The School of Aerospace Systems provides one of the best university-based research environments in the world with state-of-the-art laboratories and a diverse faculty base that has recently been expanded to bring top expertise in critical new research areas from leading institutions worldwide.

Admission Requirements

  • GRE - Required of all international students; GRE is exempt for students that earned a degree from an ABET accredited university (or equivalent accreditation) in the USA with a GPA of 3.0+
  • Transcript(s) and Degree Certificates
  • GPA minimum 3.0 or equivalent
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • International students - English Proficiency Test: TOEFL (minimum 92) or IELTS (minimum 6.5)

Application Deadlines

Application deadlines and additional application information can be found at the CEAS Office of Graduate Studies.

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.