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The University of Alabama

Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics

Tuscaloosa, AL

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Overview

The University of Alabama / Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics is located in Tuscaloosa, AL, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics (MSAEM) Aerospace engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Engineering science and mechanics

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 21
Doctoral Degrees 6

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
1-year residency

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

70
Applied
36
Accepted
21
Enrolled
51%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
60
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 15th February 28th Yes
Spring deadline December 1st June 30th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements BS in engineering or physics
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements BS or MS in engineering or physics

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards February 28
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

85
Total Graduate Students
50%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
49%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 9.41%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 58%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.18%
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (90%)
Female (9%)

Faculty

17
Total faculty
Full-time - 17
Part-time - 0
Male (16)
Female (1)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Aeronautics, astronautics, solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, computational modeling
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
834,921

Location & Contact

Address Box 870280
Tuscaloosa, AL  35487
United States
Contact Dr. John Baker
Professor/Department Head
Email: john.baker@eng.ua.edu
Phone: 205-348-4997
Fax: 205-348-7240