Due to possible Covid-19 delays, the deadline for Fall 2020 graduate admission applications has been waived.  However, international applicants should take into consideration the time involved in obtaining a student visa and arriving on campus by August 24, 2020 which is the first day of classes.  Students who cannot arrive on campus by August 24 may elect to defer their admission or enroll in online courses. Students applying for the online programs should register by August 17, 2020 to avoid delays in registration and course access.

For Fall 2020 applications the GRE requirement will be waived.  The GRE requirement for the Spring and Fall 2021 terms is still required at this time.  English proficiency is required for all students whose  is native language is not English.  The Office of Admissions ( provides complete information on TOEFL exemptions and English proficiency options.

The Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is an international leader in aerospace science and engineering. With top 10 nationally ranked undergraduate and graduate programs, internationally renowned faculty, and state-of-the-art research facilities, the department has been committed to excellence and leadership in teaching, research, and service since its inception in 1944.

Aerospace Engineering at Illinois offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of Master of Science (MS), Master of Engineering (MEng), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Aerospace Engineering (AE).  A student may pursue major study in one of the following general areas: aerodynamics, astrodynamics, combustion and propulsion, control systems, dynamical systems, fluid mechanics, structural mechanics, and materials, and space systems.  Students may also elect to enroll in certificate programs in aerodynamics and flight mechanics, aerospace materials, aerospace structural mechanics, spaceflight engineering and/or aerospace design and systems engineering.   

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