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Aerospace Engineering

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.

Career Profile

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.

Program Application Requirements

Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose, 3 Letters of recommendation

Program Application Test Requirements


Application Deadlines

Fall Deadline

April 1

Spring Deadline

October 1

Summer Deadline


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. 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:

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