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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Cambridge, MA

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Overview

Massachusetts Institute of Technology / Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics is located in Cambridge, MA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science/Master of Business Administration (SM/MBA)
Master of Science (SM) Aeronautics and astronautics
Doctor of Science (Sc D) Air-breathing propulsion
Doctor of Science (Sc D) Autonomous systems
Doctor of Science (Sc D) Humans in aerospace
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Humans in aerospace
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Materials and structures
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Air transportation systems
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Air-breathing propulsion
Engineer in Aeronautics and Astronautics (EAA) Aeronautics and astronautics
Doctor of Science (Sc D) Air transportation systems
Doctor of Science (Sc D) Space propulsion
Doctor of Science (Sc D) Aerospace computational engineering
Doctor of Science (Sc D) Materials and structures
Doctor of Science (Sc D) Aircraft systems engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Aerospace computational engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Aircraft systems engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Controls
Doctor of Science (Sc D) Communications and networks
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Aeronautics and astronautics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Space propulsion
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Space systems
Doctor of Science (Sc D) Controls
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Communications and networks
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Autonomous systems
Doctor of Science (Sc D) Aeronautics and astronautics
Doctor of Science (Sc D) Space systems

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 58
Doctoral Degrees 28
Other Advanced Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Minimum cumulative GPA of 4.4 on 5.0 scale
Other Advanced Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

618
Applied
87
Accepted
58
Enrolled
14%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 15th December 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required
IELTS: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards May 1
Types of financial support available Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

223
Total Graduate Students
40%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.04%
Black or African American 1.35%
White or Caucasian 37%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 8.97%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.24%
Unknown 5.83%

Gender

Male (82%)
Female (17%)

Faculty

36
Total faculty
Full-time - 36
Part-time - 0
Male (28)
Female (8)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Vehicle design; information sciences; computation; human-system collaboration; atmosphere and space sciences; complex systems
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
28,924,000

Location & Contact

Address 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Building 33-207
Cambridge, MA  02139
United States
Contact Prof. Jaime Peraire
Department Head
Email: aeroastro-info@mit.edu
Phone: 617-258-7537

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