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US News rankings (2017)

  • Illinois graduate engineering program: 9
  • Graduate aerospace engineering: 9

Department History

  • Founded in 1944 as Department of Aeronautical Engineering
  • Department as undergone several name changes, the last being to Aerospace Engineering in 2004
  • Founding Head, H.S. "Shel" Stillwell, served for 32 years; there have only been 6 Heads
  • House primarily in Talbot Laboratory with additional labs and offices in Beckman, ARL, Aero Lab A, MEL and Coordinated Science Lab

Statistics for 2017-2018 school year:

  • Total students: 198
    • Total MS: 129
    • Total PhD: 69
    • Total Domestic: 115
    • Total International: 83
  • Total students admitted for Fall 2016: 63
    • Total MS: 61
    • Total PhD: 2
    • Total Domestic: 44
    • Total International: 19
    • Accepted Domestic Average GPA: 3.59
    • Accepted Average TOEFL: 106
    • Accepted Average GRE: V-155/Q-163/A-3.9
  • Student Support for 2017-2018
    • Fellowships: 26
    • Teaching Assistantships: 29
    • Research Assistantships: 77

Degrees Granted 2016-2017 school year:

  • Master's degrees conferred, academic year 2016-2017: 51
  • PhD degrees conferred, academic year 2016-2017: 9

Recent Graduate Student Honors and Awards

NASA GSRP Fellowship; NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship (NSTRF); National Science Foundation GRFP Fellowship; Zonta Amelia Earhart, Fulbright,

Faculty and Research

  • Total faculty: 27
  • Recent Faculty Honors and Awards: NSF Career Award; AIAA FDTC Best Paper Award; NSF PECASE Award; SES Young Investigator Medal; AIAA Best Paper Award; MURI Center leader/winner
  • Total Research Expenditures for FY2016: $7,355,586
 

Contact

Program Administration:

elliottgatillinois [dot] edu (Prof. Greg Elliott)
Associate Head, Graduate Programs

tankatillinois [dot] edu (Staci McDannel)
Program Coordinator, Graduate Programs

Hours: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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