To be eligible for graduate study in aerospace engineering, students must satisfy the following minimum requirements:

  • Have a minimum 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) grade point average (GPA) in junior- and senior-level work and in any graduate work already completed.
  • Have taken the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • Have taken the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (international students).
  • Be recommended for admission by the ASE Graduate Studies Committee.

Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission due to limited space, funding or faculty availability.

Minimum Background

The minimum background for new graduate students without ASE undergraduate degrees is the following:


ASE 320, Introduction to Fluid Mechanics
ASE 376K, Propulsion

Controls, Autonomy & Robotics

ASE 330M, Linear System Analysis
ASE 370C, Feedback Control Systems

Orbital Mechanics

ASE 330M, Linear System Analysis
ASE 366K, Spacecraft Dynamics
ASE 372K, Attitude Dynamics


E M 319, Mechanics of Solids
COE 321K, Computational Methods for Structural Analysis
ASE 365, Structural Dynamics

Typically, a student who does not have an ASE undergraduate degree and who is admitted to the graduate program without the minimum background for his or her area is required to take any missing courses and receive a letter grade of B or higher in those courses in addition to the degree requirements. Consult with your faculty advisor to see what you must take to remove any deficiencies.

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Contact Us

For questions about our Graduate Programs, contact the Graduate Program Coordinator. The Graduate Coordinator is available to see students on a walk in basis, except for Employment Appointments. 

Email: Tina Woods
Phone: (512) 471-7595
Office: WRW 215D

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