Aerospace Engineering Master of Science Degree (Non-thesis Program)
Admission Requirement(s): The admission requirements for the MS non-thesis degree are the same as those for students applying to study on campus. Those requirements are as follows:
- a bachelorís degree in aerospace engineering or a closely related field from an accredited college in the United States or an approved institution of higher learning abroad;
- a GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale (A=4);
- official scores for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), General Test; and
- a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 103 for students whose native language is not English. IELTS scores will also be accepted.
Prerequisite(s): Applicants must have a B.S. degree in aerospace engineering or a closely related field from an accredited college in the United States or an approved institution of higher learning abroad in order to be eligible to apply. The department does admit students whose backgrounds are not in aerospace engineering. However, it is usually necessary for those students to take undergraduate-level courses in their area of interest not-for-credit in order to meet the graduate courses prerequisites. Students whose backgrounds are not in aerospace engineering should look at the undergraduate program (http://aerospace.illinois.edu/undergraduate-programs), suggested graduate program tracts (http://aerospace.illinois.edu/graduate-programs/graduate-degree-programs/suggested-program-tracks) and the course catalog (https://courses.illinois.edu/cisapp/dispatcher/catalog/2014/fall) for information about what coursework is required to prepare for the graduate program.