Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
    255 H. M. Comer Hall, Box 870280, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, MSAEM
 
 
Specialty Area(s)** : Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics, Aerospace Structures, Aircraft and Spacecraft Flight Dynamics and Controls, Dynamics, Guidance, Navigation and Control, Solid Mechanics, Space Systems and Propulsion.

Program Director(s): Dr. Paul Hubner, (205) 348-1617
Application Contact: Dr. Paul Hubner, (205) 348-1617
Application Deadline: MSAEM: Fall (July 15), Spring (December 1), Summer (April 15) Note: International students applying or enrolled in the Aerospace and Engineering Mechanics on-line programs must live in the US and meet visa requirements.
Allow Admission with Permission to Continue?    Yes.
Allow Conditional Language Admission?   Yes.
Offer Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP)?   Yes.
Minimum GPA for AMP: 3.3
Is test score waived for AMP applicants? Yes.
** A specialty area represents broad informal areas of study and/or research within a department and reflects faculty expertise.

Admission Requirements
Item Information
Application Fee
Required.
Statement of Purpose
Statement of purpose for the intended graduate program.
Resume / CV
Optional but recommended.
Letters of Recommendation
Three letters of recommendation.
Transcript
Please upload an unofficial transcript for any institution of higher education at which you have completed 15 or more credit hours. Official transcripts must be received prior to registering for classes. International applicants: please make sure that your transcript includes a grading scheme. All others: please include a grading scheme if your university does not use a letter-based (e.g. A, A-, B) grading scheme.
The minimum GPA to be considered: 3 (for regular admission). Students who do not meet these requirements, but who excel in other areas, may be considered for Admission with Permission to Continue.
Graduate Admission Test Scores
NOTE: During the COVID-19 crisis, admission test scores are not required for students applying for summer 2020, and fall 2020 admission. Unofficial GRE scores required. Official scores must be submitted on admission (School Code: 1830). The GMAT is also accepted in lieu of the GRE for admission to dual degree programs with the MBA if the applicant has a bachelor’s degree in engineering or computer science from an ABET/EAC or ABET/CAC accredited program with a GPA of at least a 3.0.
The minimum score(s) to be considered for regular admission:
GRE: 300, GMAT: 500.
The admission test score is waived for those holding a graduate degree at the time of enrollment or 5+ years of related work experience. Students who do not meet these requirements, but who excel in other areas, may be considered for Admission with Permission to Continue.
English Proficiency Test
NOTE: During the COVID-19 crisis we are accepting Duolingo scores (minimum of 105 for regular admission). Non-native speakers are required to submit unofficial TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores (official scores are submitted on admission) unless they meet at least one of the following criteria: 1) at the time of initial enrollment, they will hold a degree from a U.S. institution or an institution in one of the English speaking countries or regions in the link below; 2) at the time of initial enrollment, they will have been enrolled in coursework for at least two years at a U.S. institution or an institution in one of the English speaking countries or regions in the link below; 3) they are a citizen or legal resident of one of the English speaking countries or regions in the link below. https://graduate.ua.edu/prospective-students/international-admissions/
The minimum score(s) to be considered for regular admission:
TOEFL: 79, IELTS: 6.5, PTE: 59.
Additional Requirements:AEM department standards are higher than the graduate school minimums, and all application materials are carefully considered. Students without a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a related engineering are required to complete the following coursework from an accredited university (if not already completed) prior to admission: Calculus (12 credit hours), Ordinary Differential Equations, Statics, Dynamics, Mechanics of Materials and Fluid Mechanics. The mechanics courses must be calculus based. Students have the opportunity to enroll in the mechanics courses through the UA distance learning program as a non-degree seeking applicant associated with the MSAEM program.

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