Aerospace Engineering (Z053)
Graduate Certificate Program
The Graduate Certificate in Engineering program is designed to assist engineers and technical professionals in the development of their careers and to provide the expertise needed in the rapidly changing business, government, and industrial environments.
Our Aerospace program prepares graduates to design, develop, and test aircraft, spacecraft, and missiles and supervise their manufacture. Students earning a Masters of Engineering degree will also gain the expertise needed to develop new technologies in areas such as structures, propulsion systems, vehicle movement and control, communications, and overall vehicle design for use in aviation, defense systems, and space exploration.
Students in this program pay a special tuition rate, which does not differ between residents and non-residents of Maryland. This rate is not fully covered by graduate assistantships, fellowships or the tuition remission. Additional graduate student fees are charged. Tuition and fees are subject to change.
This program does not provide departmental assistantships or fellowships. Loans, work-study and need-based grants for citizens and permanent residents with demonstrated financial need may submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by appropriate FAFSA deadlines. For more information on this process, visit: https://fafsa.ed.gov/deadlines.htm.
Coordinator for Admission and Recruitment
Maryland Applied Graduate Engineering
2105 J.M. Patterson Building
4356 Stadium Drive
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
- Two (2) Letters of Recommendation are required for anyone with an undergraduate GPA below 3.0. Anyone with a GPA 3.0 or above should contact the Office of Advanced Engineering Education with a request to waive this requirement
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (optional)
- CV/Resume (optional)
For additional program-specific admission requirements, please visit: https://mage.umd.edu/aerospace
*Visa Eligibility: This program is not eligible for I-20 or DS-2019 issuance by the University of Maryland. International applicants should consider applying for the online programs.
Applicants with an undergraduate GPA of less than 3.0 may be admitted on a provisional basis if they have demonstrated satisfactory performance in another graduate program and/or their work has been salutary.
Applicants with foreign credentials must submit academic records in the original language with literal English translations. Allow at least three months for evaluation of foreign credentials. International applicants are advised to review the Graduate School English requirements to learn whether or not the submission of TOEFL or IELTS scores is required. For more information on the admissions process, please visit: https://mage.umd.edu/application-process
For more admissions information or to apply to the program, please visit our Graduate School website.
|Type of Applicant||Fall Deadline||Spring Deadline|
|US Citizens and Permanent Residents||August 3, 2021||December 15, 2020|
|F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas; A,E,G,H,I and L visas and immigrants||This certificate is not currently accepting applications||This certificate is not currently accepting applications|
RESOURCES AND LINKS:
Other Deadlines: mage.umd.edu/admissions
Program Website: mage.umd.edu
Application Process: gradschool.umd.edu/admissions/application-process/step-step-guide-applying
This program is currently offered in-person at the College Park Campus.
The Clark School’s Engineering Information Technology group also provides access to needed software and computer resources through dedicated virtual computer terminals that allow distance students full access to licensed software, libraries, databases, and specialized programs.