Gambaro Graduate Program of Aeronautics and Astronautics

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The Purdue University School of Aeronautics and Astronautics is among the top aerospace engineering programs in the nation and is ranked second by the U.S. News and World Report in aerospace graduate programs. 



Graduate programs in Aerospace Engineering
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$27.8 M


Total research expenditures in 2023



Online master’s degrees in engineering
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The Gambaro Graduate Program in Aeronautics and Astronautics at Purdue University is designed for aspiring aerospace engineers who aim to push the boundaries of innovation and technology. Our program offers a diverse range of graduate degree tracks, including a professional MSAA with a focus on engineering leadership, a non-thesis MSAA, a thesis-based MSAA, and a rigorous Ph.D. program. Students can choose from 45 graduate-level online courses, tailoring their studies to their career goals. Our curriculum covers six key areas of interest: Aerodynamics, Aerospace Systems, Astrodynamics and Space Applications, Autonomy and Control, Propulsion, and Structures and Materials. Each area combines theoretical, computational, and experimental methods, preparing students for the complex challenges of aerospace engineering.

Purdue AAE graduates are equipped to lead and excel in the aerospace industry, contributing to advancements in human space missions, autonomous aerial systems, propulsion technologies, and more. Purdue’s strong industry connections and extensive research opportunities provide unmatched avenues for professional growth, equipping you to succeed in the dynamic fields of aerospace engineering. Join us and become part of a community that is shaping the future of aerospace engineering.


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Degree Programs Offered

Dual Degree Programs

Points of Contact

AAE Graduate Office (general program inquiries)
Gambaro Graduate Program of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Armstrong Hall 2005
(765) 494-5152
Gregory Blaisdell
Professor and Associate Head of Gambaro Graduate Program of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Armstrong Hall 3227
(765) 494-1490
Morgan Delaney
Senior Graduate Program Administrator
(Registration, combined BS/MS, Professional MS, Distance MS)
Armstrong Hall 2005
(765) 496-6414
Jon Mrozinski
Graduate Program Administrator
(Admissions, Funding Offer Letters, Award Nominations)
Armstrong Hall 2005
(765) 494-5152
Nancy Smigiel
Graduate Program Administrator
(Registration, Plan of Study, PhD Qualifying Exams)
Armstrong Hall 2005
(765) 494-4580