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Aerospace Engineering

The M.S.A.E. program gives students greater knowledge of aerospace engineering while conducting research to advance the field. Students can take courses in aerospace systems design, aircraft or spacecraft dynamics, stability and control, flight mechanics and simulation, advanced materials, vehicle propulsion, aerodynamics, aeroelasticity, and computational mechanics.

Career Profile

Holders of graduate degrees will have an expert-level understanding of the advanced principles of aerospace engineering, which include aerospace systems design, aircraft or spacecraft dynamics, stability and control, flight mechanics and simulation, advanced materials, vehicle propulsion, aerodynamics, aeroelasticity, and computational mechanics.

Course Delivery Options

On-campus

Program Application Requirements

3 Letters of recommendation, Personal Statement

Program Application Test Requirements

​GRE

Application Deadlines

Fall Priority

​February 1

Fall Deadline

April 1​

Spring Deadline

October 1​

English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Faculty Profile

Dr. Marcello Napolitano

Dr. Napolitano began his professional career as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Oklahoma State University in 1986. In 1990, he joined the department, becoming a full Professor 11 years later in 2001. During his time here, Dr. Napolitano has earned several awards including the the Outstanding Teacher and Outstanding Researcher Awards multiple times each, the 2012 WV Teacher of the Year, the 2005 NASA Outstanding Service Achievement Award and the 1994-1995 SAE "Ralph Teetor" Award.

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