The MIT Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics HBCU Partnership Program seeks to discover and develop the next generation of graduate students pursuing their studies in aerospace engineering by providing access to the academics, research opportunities, and resources that MIT has to offer. At the national level, we aim to increase the diversity of PhD students in aeronautics and astronautics.

Application Form

Submit your application by filling out the online form below. Applications are open from August 15-September 16, 2022.


  • The program is open to Junior and Senior students (as of Fall 2022) from our partner institutions: Howard University, Morgan State University, and North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University.
  • Promising candidates from any discipline in engineering with a minimum GPA of 3.8 on a 4.0 scale
  • Self-identifies as a member of an ethnic group, racial group or gender identity historically underrepresented in engineering at MIT (Black/African American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, or other Native Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latinx, women)
  • Students from other institutions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Institutions that would like to become a partner should contact


Please submit your application by September 16, 2022. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance to the program by September 27, 2022.