M.S. in Aerospace Engineering


Admission requirements follow the general admission rules for aerospace and mechanical engineering graduate programs. For admission requirements, refer to Viterbi Graduate Degrees and Requirements at USC Viterbi School of Engineering.

The program of study depends upon the student’s interests and background. The master’s program in aerospace engineering requires completion of a minimum of 27 units, with at least 18 units at the 500 level, and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 for graduation. A minimum of 15 units must be 500 level courses in major department. Four of the required units must be in engineering analysis AME 525.

In addition to the general requirements listed in the catalogue, the department has identified requirements in several areas of specialization. Core requirements and elective requirements are defined for each area of specialization below.

*Note that listed core and elective units may not add up to 27 for some specializations; remaining units can be chosen in area of specific interest to the student.


**Courses listed are either 3 or 4 units each.**

Requirement Common to All Areas Of Specialization is AME 525 Engineering Analysis.