Master's in Aerospace Engineering

When you earn an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Wetern Michigan University, you will unlock research experiences and career opportunities in this rapidly expanding area of knowledge. Your education will lead to higher levels of professional responsibility such as mechanics of aerospace vehicles and structures, composite materials, finite element analysis, experimental and computational fluid dynamics, flight dynamics and control of aerospace vehicle, advanced control theory and its application to aerospace system, and electric propulsion. Opportunities for aerospace engineers continue to develop with the rapid expansion of the knowledge base.


Pride Points

  • 1 of only 2 aerospace engineering programs in Michigan

  • $80K - $90K median starting salary for recent master's and Ph.D. chemical and paper engineering graduates working full time

  • 95% of graduate students are working or continuing their education after graduation

Is a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering right for me?

If you hold a Bachelor of Science in aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering or a similar discipline from an ABET/EAC accredited program and want to further your knowledge, learn more about research or advance your career, consider a master's degree from Western.

As a graduate student in WMU's aerospace engineering program, you will have access to extensive research labs and leading experts who will guide your studies. 

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If you have questions about our programs or the application process please contact: Dr. William Liou, chair of the department.    


  • I really think a huge part of finding your passion is being in an environment with a lot of supportive people, and at Western we have both the professors and students to do that.

    Margaret Mooney, B.S.18, graduate student

How can I fund my M.S. in aerospace engineering degree?

We strive to make earning your master’s in accountancy comfortably affordable. At Western, you can fund your graduate degree through federal aid, loans, scholarships, grants, research assistantships and more.


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