Program Overview

The University of Washington Seattle Campus offers a Master of Science in Aeronautics & Astronautics Degree. This degree program is well suited for individuals who wish to gain specialized knowledge in this subject and enhance their career opportunities. Graduates will gain knowledge and skills through the program that are essential in order to be successful within the career. This degree offers students a more customized learning experience by providing four different areas of study. The M.S. of Science in Aeronautics & Astronautics Degree program is highly beneficial to current working professionals and those who are interested in entering these specialized positions.
The Master of Science in Aeronautics & Astronautics Degree Program gives students the opportunity to explore a various aeronautics and astronautics course subjects. This program consists of 45 credit hours that may be completed on a part-time or full-time schedule. Students who are admitted may chose a Thesis Option or a Non-Thesis Option during their studies. The Thesis and Non-Thesis option both require the same amount of credit hours. However, students who wish to complete Thesis coursework are strongly encouraged to be full-time students and take courses on campus. The curriculum requires students to complete analytical coursework, depth area coursework, and breadth coursework. Once admitted into the program, students must declare an area of study within the degree. Areas of study that are offered include Controls, Fluids, Propulsion/Plasma/Power, and Structures. These courses are designed to ensure students are well prepared to further their education and obtain specialized employment within this field. The courses are expertly crafted to ensure that graduates will be knowledgeable, competent, and professional when employed.

This online learning environment provides flexibility for enrolled students who are employed or have other obligations. Students must be highly disciplined to complete a large amount of coursework. Time management, a reliable internet connection, and word processing skills are very important for students who enroll in this degree program.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities



    Applicants to the graduate program should be well prepared and have a strong undergraduate GPA for the last 90 quarter hours or 60 semester hours of graded undergraduate coursework to be considered for admission.

    School Overview

    In 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest state-supported institutions of higher education on the Pacific coast. The University is comprised of three campuses: the Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges whose faculty offer educational opportunities to students ranging from first-year undergraduates through doctoral-level candidates; the Bothell and Tacoma campuses, each developing a distinctive identity and undergoing rapid growth, offer diverse programs to undergraduates and to graduate students. The primary mission of the University of Washington is the preservation, advancement, and dissemination of knowledge. 

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    To accommodate the busy lifestyles of students that are unable to attend UW in the traditional campus environment, a variety of courses, graduate degree programs an certificate programs are available entirely online, and also through a combination of classroom and online instruction.


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