Aerospace Engineering

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Master of Science

About the Program

If you’re driven to find solutions for the universe’s biggest problems, join a small group of like-minded peers in Case Western Reserve University’s Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering program. From improving the design of advanced aircraft structures to better comprehending combustion science, our students have tried it all. Prepare yourself for a fascinating—and lucrative—career in space exploration, high-speed transport, or microelectromechanical sensors and control systems for advanced flight. As the field of aerospace engineering rapidly advances, so too does the need for qualified engineers like you.

What to Expect

You’ll have three different options to complete your Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering: course-only, project-focused or research-focused. All tracks follow the collaborative, hands-on approach Case School of Engineering faculty have used for 140 years. 

If you decide on a research-focused path, you may also apply for departmental research positions, which offer full tuition and support. In this approach, your research may act as an expansion of real-world projects happening at NASA and other aerospace companies. The project-focused path has a similar focus but allows you to design a project on your own without ties to a company. And with a course-only track, you can complete your degree in just a year and a half.

Regardless of your path, you’ll have access to leading-edge programs that allow you to study aerostructure design, flow dynamics and thermodynamics in experiential ways. We focus on five areas of excellence in our program: mastery of fundamentals, creativity, societal awareness, leadership skills and professionalism.

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Beyond the Classroom

Classes are valuable, but enacting concepts you learned in class through robust research projects solidifies those skills. In fact, half of our students participate in research programs with faculty.

Aerospace engineering is a team-driven discipline, and we take that seriously (while also having fun). Our Sears think[box] is a world-renowned innovation center where you can create prototypes and fabricate large-scale models. 

Put that knowledge into action through our Co-Op Program while you pursue your degree (with a $20,000 average salary for seven-month work stints). Though you can gain valuable experience anywhere in the world, you also can do so right in our backyard: Our students have landed co-ops and research opportunities in Cleveland at NASA Glenn Research Center, Parker Hannifin, Boeing and more. 

By the Numbers


aerospace engineering master’s program, U.S. News and World Report


research, training, and grant revenue to the engineering school in fiscal year 2020


university in the world for contributions to innovation by Nature Index Innovation


engineering alumni living and working in more than 70 countries


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Admission Requirements

Our program thrives when we have students with diverse perspectives and a range of educational, professional and life experiences. We look forward to learning more about you!

  • The application process requires:
  • Online application, including a statement of purpose
  • $50 application fee
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution (either already complete, or will be complete before you enroll)
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Current resume/CV
  • Test scores for GRE (optional)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • International applicants: Results of TOEFL or IELTS

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Nathaniel Vishner
EMAE & ECIV Student Affairs Specialist
Case School of Engineering

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