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Like markets merging together to create a global economy, this decade has approached the exciting frontier of joint research. The marriage of Mechanical Engineering to related fields has contributed to a new “Interdisciplinary Era.” In meeting the challenges brought on by this co-operative approach to engineering, the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at the University of Missouri has broadened its scope in both education and research while maintaining strengths in the fundamental disciplines: Dynamics & Control, Design & Manufacturing, Materials & Solids and Thermal & Fluid Science Engineering. Such well-established academic traditions in the undergraduate and graduate curriculum as well as nationally renowned research programs are the basis for MAE having become the largest department in the College of Engineering at MU. An equally important aspect contributing to the quality of the MAE department is the aggressive pursuit of funding, by our faculty, to establish nationally recognized research programs. Well-earned support through sizable funding from both federal agencies and industry are valuable resources in the promotion of our graduate research and undergraduate teaching.

Degrees Offered

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Master of Science

On Campus

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: May 31 (Priority deadline: January 1)
Spring deadline: October 31 (Priority deadline: October 1)
Summer deadline: April 30

Required GRE Scores

Test Type Verbal+Quantitative
GRE298

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet-based8017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5505252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 during last 2 years
  • BS in same or a closely related field

Note: Lower GPAs require special action and substantiation, such as good test scores on the GRE or other recognized examinations.

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Program

All documents must be uploaded directly to the Graduate Studies online application system.

  • Personal Statement: 1 to 2 page letter telling about yourself and the specific area that you will study if accepted to the MAE program
  • Resume: Please make sure to include the month/year for the start and end dates of all work experience
  • Transcripts: You may upload in Graduate Studies application to expedite review of your application by the program
  • Test Information (GRE/TOEFL/IELTS): You may upload these in the online Office of Graduate Studies application to expedite review of your application by the program. ETS will need to send your test scores to Institution Code 6875 and Department Code 1502.
  • Recommendation Letters: Three academic recommendations are required and must be submitted through the Recommendation section of the Graduate Studies online application.

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: May 31 (Priority deadline: January 1)
Spring deadline: October 31 (Priority deadline: October 1)
Summer deadline: April 30

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Strong record in the MS program

Required GRE Scores

Test Type Verbal+Quantitative
GRE298

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet-based8017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5505252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666

Note: Doctoral degree program applicants are closely and individually reviewed.

Require Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Program

All documents must be uploaded directly to the Graduate Studies online application system.

  • Personal Statement: 1 to 2 page letter telling about yourself and the specific area that you will study if accepted to the MAE program
  • Resume: Please make sure to include the month/year for the start and end dates of all work experience
  • Transcripts: You may upload in Graduate Studies application to expedite review of your application by the program
  • Test Information (GRE/TOEFL/IELTS): You may upload these in the online Office of Graduate Studies application to expedite review of your application by the program. ETS will need to send your test scores to Institution Code 6875 and Department Code 1502.
  • Recommendation Letters: Three academic recommendations are required and must be submitted through the Recommendation section of the Graduate Studies online application.