Master's Degree

AeroAstro Masters Degree

Grad student Brittany Baker developed this interplanetary rover concert. The wheels vary their shape to optimize travel on different surfaces.

The Master of Science is the degree for students who want a deeply-focused study of a particular disciplinary field. If you hold a bachelor’s degree and expect to eventually seek a doctorate, you'd normally select this program. For more information, see the MIT Course Catalogue.

Master of Science (SM) requirements

Two-year (approximately) program

  • English Evaluation Test (for non-native English speakers)
  • Technical writing requirement
  • Math requirement
  • 66 subject units, not including thesis units, in graduate subjects in the candidate's area of technical interest
  • Within the 66 subject units, a minimum of 21 units from AeroAstro subjects
  • Classes taken on a pass/fail basis do not count towards degree requirements
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 4.0
  • Term-by-term thesis (16THG) registration and progress evaluation
  • Acceptable thesis

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