The Aerospace Engineering Department maintains a graduate program that offers high-quality experiences to prepare students for careers that involve a particular level of specialization and expertise, or that will require broad knowledge across technical fields. We offer a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering with a specialization in Research – this means that you will undertake a significant thesis project as the primary experience of your program, along with coursework that will let you develop mastery of skills relating to your chosen career path.
Applying to the Program
Applications for the blended program are accepted during the Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters. See the Blended Application Summary for more details.
Once you are admitted to graduate study in the Aerospace Engineering Department, all graduate students must complete the forms below prior to graduation.
- Working Formal Study Plan
- Final Formal Study Plan
- Master’s Thesis Approval Form
- Request for Graduation Evaluation
Each graduate student presents a seminar on their research, typically when they are a little more than half finished with their project. This seminar is attended by all Cal Poly Aerospace Engineering graduate students and faculty. It is also open to interested members of the Cal Poly community. Seminars typically take place Thursdays at 11:10am. Specific information is available from the Aerospace Engineering Department office. Graduate students preparing to give their seminar may sign up for a date and time at least one week in advance through the Aerospace Engineering Department office.