The Ph.D. program is designed to give students competence at the highest level in aerospace engineering. A Ph.D. is a research-based degree, and students are required to research, complete and successfully defend a dissertation in a subject of his/her choosing. The goal of the Ph.D. is to expand the field of knowledge in the aerospace engineering field.
Holders of Ph.D. degrees will have furthered original research contributions to the state-of-the-art in their specific areas of expertise and will be able to develop innovative research to advance the frontiers of knowledge, secure sponsored research and disseminate its findings through scholarly publications.
Course Delivery OptionsOn-campus
Program Application Requirements3 Letters of recommendation, Personal Statement
Program Application Test RequirementsGRE
Fall PriorityFebruary 1
Fall DeadlineApril 1
Spring DeadlineOctober 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.
WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Dr. Ever J. Barbero
Recognized internationally for his work on material models for composite materials. Author of "Introduction to Composite Materials Design-Second Edition," and "Finite Element Analysis of Composite Materials", both published by CRC Press. Author of over 200 peer-reviewed publications and mentor of numerous MS and PhD graduates currently serving leadership positions in academia and industry worldwide. - See more at: http://www.mae.statler.wvu.edu/faculty/faculty-detail.php?id=113&type=faculty#sthash.TWp0jB6M.dpuf