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Aerospace Engineering

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Admission Process

The Aerospace Engineering department accepts applications to its Master of Science degree program each year for the fall semester. Master’s degree candidates can choose specializations, in Structural Mechanics or Aerodynamics/Astrodynamics  areas. Students in these specialization within our master’s degree program, through course work and research, will build expertise in a aerospace engineering sub-discipline, namely Aerodynamics, Propulsion, Structures, or Guidance, Navigation and Controls area.

For details on how to apply and application materials that must be submitted please visit the graduate admission information webpage.

To apply you will need to:

1)      Submit Cal State Apply Application – March 1

2)      Submit Documents to Graduate Admissions – April 1

3)      Complete Program Application – April 1

The program application will require the following documents.

a.      Personal statement of graduate program goals

b.     Resume or curriculum vita

c.      Unofficial copy of your transcripts

d.     Contact information for three referees who will submit recommendation letters in support of your application(At least one should be a former professor with whom you have taken a course or has supervised your research or project.)

 

Admission Requirements

1. Undergraduate Degree Requirement:   Applicants to the aerospace engineering M.S. degree program should have a degree in aerospace engineering or related fields. Students in related areas such as mechanical engineering, applied physics, and applied mathematics will be considered, and if found eligible awarded a conditional admission that will require them to complete some undergraduate aerospace engineering courses to achieve the prerequisite knowledge for the graduate level courses. Check with graduate adviser before applying.


2. GPA requirement:   Students graduating from U.S. Universities: GPA of 3.0/4.0 or higher in the last 2 years of their undergraduate studies only (60 units of course work in a semester system or 90 units in a quarter system). Students graduating from foreign universities: GPA of 3.0 or higher cumulative.


3. GRE score requirement:   Applicants must take the GRE exam and obtain a score 160 or above in Quantitative Reasoning, 150 or above in Verbal Reasoning and 3.5 or above in Analytical Writing sections.  Applications are not processed until the GRE score is received. Students with lower GRE scores or GPA will be considered for admission if they demonstrate ability to succeed in graduate course work (good grades in undergraduate studies, strong recommendation letters, prior research experience, and/or relevant work experience that has contributed to their professional development as an aerospace engineer).


4. TOEFL score requirement:   International students must take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) unless English is the language of instruction of the undergraduate institution.

 

Have any questions? Contact:


Prof. Satchi Venkataraman
Graduate Adviser
Department of Aerospace Engineering 
San Diego State University
Mail code 1308
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1308 

Email: satchi@sdsu.edu  

Admission

Master's in Aerospace Engineering

PhD in Engineering Science

Contact Information

Contact Graduate Admissions

Department of Aerospace Engineering
San Diego State University 
5500 Campanile Drive 
San Diego, CA 92182-1308

Campus Location: E 308

Tel: (619) 594-6074 
Fax: (619) 594-6005 
aerospace.sdsu.edu

Adviser
Prof. Luciano Demasi
(619) 594-3752 
ldemasi@mail.sdsu.edu 
E 307

 

Contact Graduate Admissions

Department of Aerospace Engineering
San Diego State University 
5500 Campanile Drive 
San Diego, CA 92182-1308

Campus Location: E 308

Tel: (619) 594-6074 
Fax: (619) 594-6005 
aerospace.sdsu.edu

Adviser
Prof. Luciano Demasi
(619) 594-3752 
ldemasi@mail.sdsu.edu 
E 307

Find us

Engineering Building, Room 308 (E-308).

Department of Aerospace Engineering 
San Diego State University

San Diego, CA 92182-1308