The Aerospace Engineering program at Missouri S&T offers a comprehensive graduate education in a number of exciting areas. Doctoral and thesis masters students conduct high-impact research in the laboratories and centers while being mentored by world-class faculty. Non-thesis masters and certificate programs are also available for students wanting to update and enhance their technical skills. The Master of Science (thesis and non–thesis options) degrees, as well as certificates in Composite Materials and Structures, Control Systems, and Engineering Mechanics are offered. All graduate degrees and certificates are available to distance students. Students pursuing research studies (i.e., thesis masters and doctor of philosophy) can apply for Teaching Assistantships through the department and for Graduate Research Assistantships by contacting MAE Faculty directly. Domestic students interested in our PhD programs can apply for a Travel Grant. The university has Chancellor's Distinguished Fellowship Information totaling $39,000 available to highly qualified domestic PhD students and the department has Mathews and Kaiser Fellowships totaling $38,000 available to highly qualified PhD students, both domestic and foreign.