Take flight with a top Aerospace Engineering program

Auburn University's graduate Aerospace Engineering program is ranked #45 in the country by U.S. News & World Report for 2020. This innovative program includes unique, cutting-edge educational and research opportunities in space exploration, national defense, air transportation, and other fields.

Research areas include:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Astrodynamics
  • Boundary layer theory
  • Control theory
  • Flight dynamics
  • Orbital mechanics
  • Propulsion
  • Structural dynamics
  • Structures

Accelerator Admission Details

Direct MAPAdvanced MAPMAP-Track 1MAP-Track 2Academic English
IELTSTM6.5 (no sub-score below 6.0)6.5 (no sub-score below 6.0)6.0 (no sub-score below 5.5)6.0 (no sub-score below 5.5)Below 5.5
Qualifying Undergraduate Degrees4-year undergraduate degree in aerospace engineering, or equivalent in one of the following engineering degrees: Mechanical, Aeronautical, Propulsion, Power Fluids, Thermofluid, Engineering Mechanics, Aeronautics, or Astronautics, from an accredited university.

Math Self-Evaluation required (see additional information below).

A 4-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, in Physics and Applied Mathematics (requires departmental approval).

Math Self-Evaluation required (see additional information below).

Same as Direct MAP, Advanced MAP, MAP/MAP-Track 1, and MAP-Track 2
Available EntryFall or SpringFall or SpringFall or SummerFallFall, Spring, or Summer

Applicants for all engineering programs (except Software Engineering) must take the Math Self-Evaluation before admission into the Master’s Accelerator program. This will help make sure that all students are a good fit for Auburn’s challenging engineering curriculum. A copy of the Math Self-Evaluation can be found here. 

Direct MAP and Advanced MAP sub-scoring for English proficiency is not required for admission but is recommended.

Math Background Requirements

ProgramMathematics BackgroundMinimum GradeMinimum GPA
Direct Master’s AcceleratorCalculus 1, 2, 3; Linear Algebra; Differential Equations; Exposure to Partial Differential EquationsB or better3.0
Advanced Master’s Accelerator Calculus 1, 2, 3; Linear Algebra; Differential Equations; Exposure to
Partial Differential Equations
C or better3.0
Master’s Accelerator-Track 1Calculus 1, 2, 3; Linear Algebra; Differential EquationsC or better3.0
Master’s Accelerator-Track 2Calculus 1, 2, 3; Linear Algebra; Differential EquationsC or better3.0

Sample Coursework

  • Advanced Mathematics
  • Rocket Propulsion
  • Thrust Generation
  • Compressible Fluid Dynamics
  • Aerospace Applications of Composite Materials
  • Applied Orbital Mechanics

Progression details

Direct MAPAdvanced MAPMAP-Track 1MAP-Track 2Academic English
Credits earned towards degree96990
Progression requirementsNot applicable3.0 GPA with no grade lower than a B3.0 GPA with no grade lower than a B3.0 GPA with no grade lower than a BSuccessful completion of all Pre-Sessional English program course content and approval from Master’s Accelerator team.

Total credit hours required for degree: 30

Tuition costs

All prices are listed in U.S. dollars.

Direct MAP
1 semester
Advanced MAP
1 semester
MAP-Track 1
2 semesters
MAP-Track 2
2 semesters
Academic English
length can vary
Tuition cost1$15,710$17,300$27,000$27,000$3,800—$7,300

Note: Costs above are estimates per semester based on current tuition and fees and anticipated increases. Actual costs may vary and are subject to annual changes.

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Sign up for the popular Academic English program. Through Academic English, you’ll get personalized English language help to prepare you for success at Auburn Global and in your career.

Program Tuition: $3,800—$7,300 USD

The amount that students pay in tuition and required fees represents a sizable and important investment in their future. However, student payments alone do not cover the full cost of providing any of Auburn’s educational programs. Even after state appropriations are included, some programs require funding through additional fees in order to provide the high-quality learning environment that students expect. Like the basic tuition and fees, these additional amounts help to cover not only the direct costs of providing instruction and advising in these programs, but also indirect costs associated with Auburn’s role as a comprehensive center of higher education for the state. Tuition quoted for the Master’s Accelerator Program does not include college-specific fees associated with declaring a major within a college. These college-specific fees are charged per semester once a student gains admission into that college.

Ready to engineer your exciting future?

The Master of Aerospace Engineering program at Auburn University gives you all the tools to succeed. Give yourself a smart start to your career – apply now as part of the Master’s Accelerator program.