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: Fall (June 30), Spring (November 30), Summer (March 31). 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
Statement of Purpose
Statement of purpose for the intended graduate program.
Resume / CV
Optional but recommended.
Letters of Recommendation
Three letters of recommendation.
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.
English Proficiency Test
NOTE: During the COVID-19 crisis, in addition to the language tests listed in this section, 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.
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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