Launch the Next Generation of Space Flight

USU is a national leader in aerospace engineering research and education. Our faculty and student researchers are developing morphing flight surface technologies and the latest advances in small satellites. We’re also pioneering one of the world’s first environmentally friendly propellants for next-generation aerospace applications. Utah is home to a bustling aerospace industry, and USU’s world-renowned Space Dynamics Laboratory is right next door to our Logan campus. If you’re considering a career in the aeronautics or space industries, Utah State University is your best choice for a world-class, high-value education.

Choose the degree path that’s right for you. All graduate programs are offered face-to-face at our USU Logan campus.

Our student in the front of the telescope out by Bear lake

Degrees Offered

Master of Science (MS) in Aerospace Engineering

  • Plan A: coursework plus thesis. Designed for students considering a PhD or a career that requires research experience.
  • Plan B: coursework plus research report. Ideal for students pursuing careers that require advanced design experience.
  • Plan C: coursework only. Designed to help students increase their technical knowledge and expand career opportunities.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Aerospace Education

The PhD is a research-intensive program for students pursuing advanced leadership roles in the defense and aerospace industries or who plan to teach engineering at 4-year colleges and universities. Students can begin the PhD program with a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

Student Stories

Natalie Wisniewski
Ben Moulton
Alex Nelson

Research Areas

  • –Aeronautics
  • –Aerospace Materials and Structures
  • –Astronautics
  • –Fluid Dynamics
  • –Guidance, Navigation, and Control
  • –Numerical Methods

Faculty

Ryan Berke

Ryan Berke

Aerospace Materials and Structures

ryan.berke@usu.edu

Som Dutta

Som Dutta

Fluid Dynamics, Heat Transfer, Nuclear Energy and Materials, Numerical Methods

som.dutta@usu.edu

David Geller

David Geller

Astronautics, Guidane, Navigation, and Controls, Numerical Methods

david.geller@usu.edu

Matt Harris

Matt Harris

Astronautics, Guidance, Navigation, and Control, Numerical Methods

matt.harris@usu.edu

Tianyi He

Tianyi He

Aeronuatics, Guidance, Navigation, and Control, Numerical Methods

tianyi.he@usu.edu

Doug Hunsaker

Doug Hunsaker

Aeronautics, Fluid Dynamics, Numerical Methods,

doug.hunsaker@usu.edu

Juhyeong Lee

Juhyeong Lee

Aerospace Materials and Structures

juhyeong.lee@usu.edu

Haoran Wang

Haoran Wang

Material Science, Microscale/Nanoscale Science, Numerical Methods, Renewable Energy, Solid Mechanics

haoran.wang@usu.edu

Stephen Whitmore

Stephen Whitmore

Aeronautics, Astronautics

stephen.whitmore@usu.edu

Zhongquan “Charlie” Zheng

Zhongquan “Charlie” Zheng

Fluid Dynamics, Heat Transfer

zzheng@usu.edu

Facilities

AeroLab

AeroLab

USU’s premier aerodynamics, flight mechanics, and flight simulation research laboratory. Our mission is to produce innovative leaders for the aerospace industry. Learn more about AeroLab
sdl

Space Dynamics Lab

Formed in 1982, SDL is a world-renowned, nonprofit government contractor owned by Utah State University. Learn more about Space Dynamics Lab
Static Testing Cell

Static Testing Cell

Equipped with explosion-proof windows, the cell is a fully enclosed, noise-attenuated facility for live evaluation of propulsion systems.
Recirculating Wind Tunnel

Recirculating Wind Tunnel

This state-of the-art wind tunnel generates air flow up to 122 mph. It is used for class demonstrations and graduate research.

Ready to Apply?

Minimum Requirements

  • –GRE scores: Quantitative ≥ 70th percentile and Verbal ≥ 40th percentile
  • –Bachelor's in mechanical or aerospace engineering from an accredited program
  • –Minimum 3.3 GPA
  • –Familiarity with FORTRAN, C, or MATLAB
  • –International students have additional requirements

Application Materials

  • –Official Transcript
  • –TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreien Language) Exam
  • –Resume
  • –Letter of Recommendation
  • –Statement of Purpose (approx. 750 words)

Contact Us

Ready to learn more? Before applying to the USU School of Graduate Studeis, contact Joan Rudd to explore current funding and enrollment opportunities.

Joan Rudd

Graduate Program Coordinator

435-797-0330
joan.rudd@usu.edu
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Joan Rudd

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