Aerospace Engineering Master of Engineering (M.E.) – Aerospace Engineering Specialization

How to Apply

Application Deadlines

Fall semester May 15
Spring semester November 1

Note: Full consideration will be given to applicants who have submitted all documents on time. Applications received after the deadline will be considered only on a space-available basis.

Start your application online and upload materials directly into the online system. You can save your progress and return any time.

Apply Now

1Review Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or engineering-related field
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or first class standing*
  • Calculus 1, 2, 3*
  • Ordinary differential equations*
  • Physics 1 and 2 (calculus-based)*
  • For international students: The minimum TOEFL score for admission without condition is 80, and IELTS is 6.5.

*If you do not meet minimum requirements, please contact to get your transcripts/credentials evaluated before formally applying for the program. Depending on academic background, students without a bachelor's degree in engineering may also be required to take additional courses. Please use the following email subject line: ME Online – Admission Inquiry – YOUR NAME.

2 Prepare Application Materials

Prepare the materials below and upload when you apply online:

  • Three letters of recommendation: Recommendations should be from individuals who can accurately evaluate your skills as a student, engineer, scientist, or researcher. You will provide information about your recommenders in the online application. CSU will contact them with instructions and a link to a secure form they will submit on your behalf.
  • Statement of purpose (700 words or less): Address the following three items for the mechanical engineering department application:
    1. Briefly describe your background, educational goals, long-term career goals, and why you would be a good fit for the program.
    2. Why do you think you will succeed in this program
    3. How do you intend to be successful taking graduate level courses (Note: you can skip the letter of intent on the Online University Application)
  • Resume or vita

3 Complete Online Application

Complete the online graduate application and pay the nonrefundable application processing fee (payable online). As soon as you have completed the required information, please submit your application. Your application will not be reviewed until it is complete and all required materials have been received.

  • Select "Aerospace Engineering (M.E.) - Distance" when choosing the Program of Study.

4Request Transcripts

Request one official transcript of all collegiate work completed from all institutions attended. Transcripts from Colorado State University are not required. Transcripts must be received directly from the originating institution to be considered official.

Electronic (preferred):
Digital Transcripts must be submitted by the originating institution using a secure service such as parchment, eScrip-Safe, the National Student Clearinghouse, or e-Quals. Transcripts received via emails are considered unofficial.

Use institution code 4075 for Colorado State University or if the secure service requires an email address.

Mail (if necessary)
Graduate Admissions
Colorado State University – Office of Admissions
1062 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1062

5Submit Test Scores (Optional)

GRE test scores are not required, but may be submitted if you feel these will strengthen your application. Submit official GRE General Test scores through the Educational Testing Service (select institution code: 4075, leave the department code blank). Scores are typically received by the University 4-6 weeks after your testing date.

  • All three sections — verbal, quantitative, and analytical — must be submitted. Photocopies are not accepted.
  • CSU graduates do not, generally, need to take the GRE. If you think it will strengthen your application, though, we recommend you do take it.

6Check Your Application Status

View your application status at any time to ensure your application checklist is complete or to check on updates.

Once your complete application, including supporting materials, is received, the department admission committee will review your application and notify you of their decision.

Information for International Students

Official transcript translation

Ensure official copies include a certified translation into English (only one set of transcripts is required).

Official test scores

Colorado State University requires that proficiency in English language be demonstrated either by the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE academic tests prior to admission. Please submit one of the official scores from the list below. Tests must be taken within two years prior to admission and submitted directly from the Educational Testing Service (select institution code: 4075).

  • The minimum TOEFL score for admission without condition is 550 (paper-based), or 80 (internet-based).
  • The minimum IELTS score for admission without condition is 6.5.
  • The minimum PTE Academic score for admission without condition is 58.

All applicants who are citizens of countries in which English is not the official language, and who do not have an undergraduate degree from the U.S. must submit TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores.

- Footer - Landing