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Master's in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

From research to real-world applications, mechanical and aerospace engineers constantly discover how to improve our lives by creating bold new solutions that connect science to life in unexpected, forward thinking ways.  Mechanical and Aerospace engineering students at OSU have a variety of opportunities to challenge themselves, experience great things and be nationally recognized by their accomplishments. 


There are two options for the completion of a masters degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering.


Degree Requirements

Thesis Option (30 credit hours)

  • 24 hours of formal coursework
  • Six hours of MAE 5000 (Thesis)


Research and Faculty


Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Brian Elbing is studying new ways to improve tornado forecasting that involves infrasound. Other areas of interest include flow control, multiphase flow and experimental fluid mechanics.

Meet our Departmental Faculty



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.





Cost & Assistance

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. Master's students are not generally offered a research assistantship until after demonstrating at least a semester of hard work, motivation, and research proficiency within coursework and the laboratory setting. 

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.



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Assistantships & Funding Opportunities

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