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Aerospace Engineering

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administrative contact

Debbie Willis
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
phone: 304-293-3119

program contact

Victor Mucino
Associate Chairman for Education
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
phone: 304-293-3150
fax: 304-293-6689

Program Details

Program Description

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.

Delivery Methods Available

  • on campus

Graduate Program Application Requirements

Applicants must arrange for official copies of transcripts and test scores to be sent directly to the WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment at PO Box 6510, Morgantown, WV 26506-6510. If being sent by delivery service (Federal Express, UPS, etc) requiring a street address, please use WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment, 1500 One Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV 26501. The program requirements listed below (if any) are in addition to the main WVU Graduate Application.

  • Personal Statement
  • Recommendations: Requires three letters of recommendation
  • Test Requirements: TOEFL and GRE
  • See "Additional Information" below for other requirements

English Language Proficiency

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. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.

Additional Information

All students are highly recommended to submit GRE scores to be considered for funding and fellowships. Any student who earned their previous degree from an international institution is required to take the GRE (quantitative GRE scores must be in the 75th percentile). TOEFL for non-native-English speakers is required with 550 score or above.

All applicants must have earned a grade point average (GPA) of 3.3 or better (out of a possible 4.0) in the Master’s Degree and 3.0 in the Bachelors of Science Degree from an accredited or internationally recognized program.

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Prospective students should apply online at:

Application Priority Dates and Deadlines

  • Fall Priority: February 1, 2014
  • Fall Deadline: April 1, 2014
  • Spring Deadline: October 1, 2014
  • Summer Deadline: Do Not Admit


WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.