A PhD in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at OSU allows students to specialize
in a wide variety of relevant technical topics. Our engineers are key professionals
in the invention, design and manufacture of devices, vehicles, machines, and systems
that meet the changing needs of our society.
Dr. Imraan Faruque, assistant professor in mechanical and aerospace engineering
and director of the autonomous physical laboratory was recognized by the Office of
Naval Research as one of 25 awardees of the Young Investigator Award, receiving a
grant up to $750k.
The recommended application deadlines for priority consideration for admission, assistantships,
and fellowships are March 1st for Fall admission and August 1st for Spring admission.
A completed application includes completion of the online application and receipt
of all required test scores, Letters of Recommendation, and other requested materials.
Many graduate students are hired by professors to work on funded research projects.
These students conduct research for faculty and are paid from the faculty’s research
grants and contracts. To receive a research assistantship the applicant must directly
contact the MAE faculty in their area(s) of interest.
Students with an excellent academic background and a high GRE score usually receive
support in the form of a research and/or teaching assistantship(s). The number and
type of assistantships, as well as the level of support, depend on the funding available
at the time MAE receives the application.