2020 Most Affordable Online Master's in Aerospace Engineering Programs

By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020
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By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020

These schools represent the least expensive options for obtaining an online master's degree in aerospace engineering. The University of New Mexico, the #1 option, charges only here, and the cost per credit, which is $286.44, and found here">$4,583 per year. The University of Alabama, ranked #2, has an annual tuition rate of here.">$6,300 for their MS in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics. Classes for this program include Advanced Dynamics of Flight, Airfoil and Wing Theory, Orbital Mechanics, Space Systems, and Theory of Elasticity.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 University of New Mexico $4,583
# 2 #2 University of Alabama $6,300
# 3 #3 Mississippi State University $7,335
# 4 #4 University of Virginia $8,115
# 5 #5 University of South Carolina - Columbia $8,583
# 6 #6 Old Dominion University $8,925
# 7 #7 University of Central Florida $10,422
# 8 #8 Iowa State University $10,425
# 9 #9 University of North Dakota $11,460
# 10 #10 University of Colorado Colorado Springs $13,263
# 11 #11 Auburn University $14,235
# 12 #12 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide $15,000
# 13 #13 University of California - Los Angeles $16,000
# 14 #14 University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign $17,344
# 15 #15 Missouri University of Science and Technology $18,000
# 16 #16 Georgia Institute of Technology $18,700
# 17 #17 North Carolina State University $20,185
# 18 #18 Purdue University - Main Campus $20,220
# 19 #19 Stanford University $20,280
# 20 #20 Texas A&M University-College Station $26,402
# 21 #21 University of Colorado Boulder $28,440
# 22 #22 University of Southern California $29,050
# 23 #23 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University $29,559
#1
#1

University of New Mexico

Albuquerque (NM)
Annual Tuition: $4,583
Annual Tuition: $4,583
Annual Tuition: $4,583
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 54%
  • Acceptance Rate: 67%
  • Average SATs: 970 -1290
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,596
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 352
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

">HLC
  • Phone #: (505) 277-0111
  • Example Classes: Advanced Mechanics of Materials, Deformation Analysis and Modeling, Numerical Methods in Mechanical Engineering, Satellite Communications, Small Spacecraft Design I, Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics and Controls

    Online Master's Degrees

    • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering - Concentration in Space Systems Engineering
    • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering - Concentration in Space Systems Engineering
    #2
    #2

    University of Alabama

    Tuscaloosa (AL)
    Annual Tuition: $6,300
    Annual Tuition: $6,300
    Annual Tuition: $6,300
    • Online Degrees: 2
    • Financial Aid Recipients: 79%
    • Graduation Rate: 71%
    • Acceptance Rate: 53%
    • Average SATs: 1080 -1340
    • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,856
    • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,659
    • School Type: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">SACS COC
  • Phone #: (205) 348-6010
  • Example Classes: Advanced Dynamics of Flight, Airfoil and Wing Theory, Orbital Mechanics, Space Systems, Theory of Elasticity

    Online Master's Degrees

    • MS in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics (Non-Thesis Option)
    • MS in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics (Thesis Option)
    #3
    #3

    Mississippi State University

    Mississippi State (MS)
    Annual Tuition: $7,335
    Annual Tuition: $7,335
    Annual Tuition: $7,335
    • Online Degrees: 1
    • Financial Aid Recipients: 95%
    • Graduation Rate: 61%
    • Acceptance Rate: 62%
    • Average SATs: 1070 -1280
    • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 872
    • Graduate Online Enrollment: 964
    • School Type: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">SACS COC
  • Phone #: (662) 325-2323
  • Example Classes: Advanced Compressible Aerodynamics I, Advanced Orbital Mechanics, Composite Materials, Incompressible Viscous Laminar Flow, Theory of Continuous Media, Turbulent Flow

    Online Master's Degrees

    • Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering
    #4
    #4

    University of Virginia

    Charlottesville (VA)
    Annual Tuition: $8,115
    Annual Tuition: $8,115
    Annual Tuition: $8,115
    • Online Degrees: 1
    • Financial Aid Recipients: 57%
    • Graduation Rate: 95%
    • Acceptance Rate: 27%
    • Average SATs: 1340 -1520
    • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 296
    • Graduate Online Enrollment: 759
    • School Type: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">SACS COC
  • Phone #: (434) 924-0311
  • Example Classes: Computational Solid Mechanics, Constitutive Modeling of Biosystems, Heat and Mass Transport Phenomena, Linear State Space Systems, Lubrication Theory and Design, Orbital Mechanics

    Online Master's Degrees

    • Master of Engineering in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    #5
    #5
    Annual Tuition: $8,583
    Annual Tuition: $8,583
    Annual Tuition: $8,583
    • Online Degrees: 2
    • Financial Aid Recipients: 95%
    • Graduation Rate: 77%
    • Acceptance Rate: 72%
    • Average SATs: 1180 -1370
    • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 454
    • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,462
    • School Type: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">SACS COC
  • Phone #: (803) 777-7000
  • Example Classes: Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics, Aerospace Structures I, Design of Composite Materials for Aerospace Structures, Finite Element Analysis in Mechanical Engineering, Mechanics of Solids and Structures

    Online Master's Degrees

    • Master of Engineering in Aerospace Engineering
    • Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering
    #6
    #6
    Annual Tuition: $8,925
    Annual Tuition: $8,925
    Annual Tuition: $8,925
    • Online Degrees: 2
    • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
    • Graduation Rate: 51%
    • Acceptance Rate: 86%
    • Average SATs: 980 -1180
    • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 3,948
    • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,206
    • School Type: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">SACS COC
  • Phone #: (757) 683-3000
  • Example Classes: Aerospace Test Facilities, Computational Fluid Dynamics I, Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics, Ground Vehicle Aerodynamics, Space Flight Dynamics and Control, Supersonic Flow

    Online Master's Degrees

    • Master of Engineering in Aerospace Engineering
    • Master of Science in Engineering - Concentration in Aerospace Engineering
    #7
    #7

    University of Central Florida

    Orlando (FL) (and 7 others)
    Annual Tuition: $10,422
    Annual Tuition: $10,422
    Annual Tuition: $10,422
    • Online Degrees: 1
    • Financial Aid Recipients: 92%
    • Graduation Rate: 72%
    • Acceptance Rate: 50%
    • Average SATs: 1170 -1340
    • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 7,588
    • Graduate Online Enrollment: 3,485
    • School Type: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">SACS COC

    Example Classes: Aerospace Measurements Instrumentation, Combustion Phenomena, Intermediate Dynamics, Intermediate Mechanics of Materials, Mathematical Methods in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Radiation Heat Transfer

    Online Master's Degrees

    • Aerospace Engineering, MSAE
    #8
    #8
    Annual Tuition: $10,425
    Annual Tuition: $10,425
    Annual Tuition: $10,425
    • Online Degrees: 1
    • Financial Aid Recipients: 90%
    • Graduation Rate: 74%
    • Acceptance Rate: 89%
    • Average SATs: 1100 -1340
    • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 260
    • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,038
    • School Type: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">HLC
  • Phone #: (515) 294-4111
  • Example Classes: Advanced Wind Energy: Technology and Design, Aeroacoustics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Engineering Statics, Spacecraft Dynamics and Control, Vibrations and Aeroelasticity

    Online Master's Degrees

    • Master of Engineering in Aerospace Engineering
    #9
    #9

    University of North Dakota

    Grand Forks (ND)
    Annual Tuition: $11,460
    Annual Tuition: $11,460
    Annual Tuition: $11,460
    • Online Degrees: 3
    • Financial Aid Recipients: 92%
    • Graduation Rate: 61%
    • Acceptance Rate: 83%
    • Average SATs: 1010 -1250
    • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,851
    • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,500
    • School Type: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">HLC
  • Phone #: (800) 225-5863
  • Example Classes: Autopilot programming, Power Electronics, Special Topics in Engineering (UAS in Engineering Design and Application)

    Online Master's Degrees

    • Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering
    • Master of Science in Systems Engineering
    • Master of Science in Systems Engineering - Specialization in Aerospace Systems
    #10
    #10
    Annual Tuition: $13,263
    Annual Tuition: $13,263
    Annual Tuition: $13,263
    • Online Degrees: 1
    • Financial Aid Recipients: 81%
    • Graduation Rate: 45%
    • Acceptance Rate: 93%
    • Average SATs: 1020 -1230
    • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 599
    • Graduate Online Enrollment: 834
    • School Type: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">HLC
  • Phone #: (719) 255-3000
  • Example Classes: Remote Sensing in Space, Space Communications, Space Mission Analysis, Space Policy, Spacecraft Dynamics, Spacecraft Environmental Interactions

    Online Master's Degrees

    • Master of Engineering in Space Operations
    #11
    #11

    Auburn University

    Auburn (AL)
    Annual Tuition: $14,235
    Annual Tuition: $14,235
    Annual Tuition: $14,235
    • Online Degrees: 1
    • Financial Aid Recipients: 72%
    • Graduation Rate: 79%
    • Acceptance Rate: 84%
    • Average SATs: 1150 -1320
    • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 398
    • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,298
    • School Type: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">SACS COC
  • Phone #: (334) 844-4000
  • Example Classes: Advanced Airbreathing Propulsion, Advanced Supersonic Aerodynamics, Aereothermochemistry of Propulsion, Aerolasticity, Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics and Control, Thrust Generation

    Online Master's Degrees

    • Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering
    #12
    #12
    Annual Tuition: $15,000
    Annual Tuition: $15,000
    Annual Tuition: $15,000
    • Online Degrees: 4
    • Financial Aid Recipients: 49%
    • Graduation Rate: 28%
    • Acceptance Rate: 66%
    • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 8,378
    • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,982
    • School Type: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">SACS COC
  • Phone #: (800) 522-6787
  • Example Classes: Aircraft Structural Dynamics, Analysis of Aircraft Plate and Shell Structures, Engineering Materials Selection, Smart Materials in Engineering, Structural Design Optimization, Structural Health Monitoring

    Online Master's Degrees

    • Master of Science in Aeronautics
    • Master of Science in Aeronautics - Specialization in Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems
    • Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering
    • Master of Science in Unmanned Systems - Specialization in Aeronautics
    #13
    #13
    Annual Tuition: $16,000
    Annual Tuition: $16,000
    Annual Tuition: $16,000
    • Online Degrees: 1
    • Financial Aid Recipients: 61%
    • Graduation Rate: 92%
    • Acceptance Rate: 16%
    • Average SATs: 1300 -1530
    • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 5
    • Graduate Online Enrollment: 359
    • School Type: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">WSCUC
  • Phone #: (310) 825-4321
  • Example Classes: Aircraft Propulsion Systems, Design of Aerospace Structures, Digital Control of Physical Systems, Linear Dynamic Systems, Linear Optimal Control, Probability and Stochastic Processes in Dynamical Systems

    Online Master's Degrees

    • Master of Science in Engineering - Aerospace Engineering
    #14
    #14
    Annual Tuition: $17,344
    Annual Tuition: $17,344
    Annual Tuition: $17,344
    • Online Degrees: 5
    • Financial Aid Recipients: 64%
    • Graduation Rate: 85%
    • Acceptance Rate: 62%
    • Average SATs: 1210 -1470
    • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 467
    • Graduate Online Enrollment: 6,025
    • School Type: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">HLC
  • Phone #: (217) 333-1000
  • Example Classes: Advanced Gas Dynamics, Aerospace Propulsion, Aircraft Flight Mechanics, Applied Aerodynamics, Fracture and Fatigue, Optimal Space Trajectories

    Online Master's Degrees

    • Master of Engineering in Engineering - Concentration in Aerospace Systems Engineering
    • Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering
    • Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering - Track in Aerodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Combustion and Propulsion (AFMCP)
    • Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering - Track in Astrodynamics, Controls and Dynamical Systems (ACDS)
    • Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering - Track in Structural Mechanics and Materials (SMM)
    #15
    #15
    Annual Tuition: $18,000
    Annual Tuition: $18,000
    Annual Tuition: $18,000
    • Online Degrees: 2
    • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
    • Graduation Rate: 66%
    • Acceptance Rate: 84%
    • Average SATs: 1200 -1450
    • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 37
    • Graduate Online Enrollment: 594
    • School Type: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">HLC
  • Phone #: (573) 341-4111
  • Example Classes: Advanced Astrodynamics, Aeroelasticity, Aerospace Propulsion Systems, Spaceflight Mechanics, V/Stol Aerodynamics

    Online Master's Degrees

    • MS in Aerospace Engineering (Non-Thesis Option)
    • MS in Aerospace Engineering (Thesis Option)
    #16
    #16
    Annual Tuition: $18,700
    Annual Tuition: $18,700
    Annual Tuition: $18,700
    • Online Degrees: 1
    • Financial Aid Recipients: 69%
    • Graduation Rate: 90%
    • Acceptance Rate: 23%
    • Average SATs: 1300 -1510
    • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 474
    • Graduate Online Enrollment: 12,827
    • School Type: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">SACS COC
  • Phone #: (404) 894-2000
  • Example Classes: Combustion, Kalman Filtering, Nonlinear Control, Rotary Wing Aerodynamics, Turbulent Flows, Wind Engineering

    Online Master's Degrees

    • Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering
    #17
    #17
    Annual Tuition: $20,185
    Annual Tuition: $20,185
    Annual Tuition: $20,185
    • Online Degrees: 2
    • Financial Aid Recipients: 68%
    • Graduation Rate: 82%
    • Acceptance Rate: 51%
    • Average SATs: 1250 -1420
    • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 791
    • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,298
    • School Type: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">SACS COC
  • Phone #: (919) 515-2011
  • Example Classes: Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics, Airfoil Theory, Design of Electromechanical Systems, Fluid Dynamics of Combustion I, Heat Transfer Theory and Applications, Wing Theory

    Online Master's Degrees

    • Master of Engineering - Concentration in Aerospace Engineering
    • Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering
    #18
    #18

    Purdue University - Main Campus

    West Lafayette (IN)
    Annual Tuition: $20,220
    Annual Tuition: $20,220
    Annual Tuition: $20,220
    • Online Degrees: 4
    • Financial Aid Recipients: 65%
    • Graduation Rate: 82%
    • Acceptance Rate: 57%
    • Average SATs: 1190 -1440
    • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 511
    • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,220
    • School Type: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">HLC
  • Phone #: (765) 494-4600
  • Example Classes: Computational Aerodynamics, Intermediate Aerodynamics, Laminar-Turbulent Transition, Theory and Design of Control Systems, Turbulence and Turbulence Modeling

    Online Master's Degrees

    • Interdisciplinary MS in Engineering - Aeronautics and Astronautics (Non-Thesis)
    • Interdisciplinary MS in Engineering - Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering (Thesis)
    • MS in Aeronautics and Astronautics Aerospace Engineering
    • MS in Aviation and Aerospace Management
    #19
    #19

    Stanford University

    Stanford (CA)
    Annual Tuition: $20,280
    Annual Tuition: $20,280
    Annual Tuition: $20,280
    • Online Degrees: 1
    • Financial Aid Recipients: 70%
    • Graduation Rate: 94%
    • Acceptance Rate: 5%
    • Average SATs: 1440 -1570
    • Graduate Online Enrollment: 0
    • School Type: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">WSCUC
  • Phone #: (650) 723-2300
  • Example Classes: Aircraft and Rocket Propulsion, Applied Aerodynamics, Dynamics and Control of Spacecraft and Aircraft, Feedback Control Design, Mechanical Vibrations, Mechanics of Composites

    Online Master's Degrees

    • Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics
    #20
    #20
    Annual Tuition: $26,402
    Annual Tuition: $26,402
    Annual Tuition: $26,402
    • Online Degrees: 1
    • Financial Aid Recipients: 76%
    • Graduation Rate: 82%
    • Acceptance Rate: 71%
    • Average SATs: 1160 -1390
    • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 137
    • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,950
    • School Type: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">SACS COC
  • Phone #: (979) 845-3211
  • Example Classes: Advanced Aerospace Multibody Dynamics, Aeromechanics of Wind Turbines, Continuum Mechanics, High-Speed Combustion for Propulsion, Laser Diagnostics for Combustion and Propulsion, Model Predictive Control for Aerospace Systems

    Online Master's Degrees

    • Master of Engineering in Aerospace Engineering (Non-Thesis Option)
    #21
    #21
    Annual Tuition: $28,440
    Annual Tuition: $28,440
    Annual Tuition: $28,440
    • Online Degrees: 5
    • Financial Aid Recipients: 66%
    • Graduation Rate: 69%
    • Acceptance Rate: 80%
    • Average SATs: 1140 -1360
    • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 631
    • Graduate Online Enrollment: 688
    • School Type: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">HLC
  • Phone #: (303) 492-1411
  • Example Classes: Attitude Dynamics and Control, Medicine in Space and Surface Environments, Space Life Sciences, Spacecraft Formation Flying, Spacecraft Life Support Systems, Statistical Estimation for Dynamical Systems

    Online Master's Degrees

    • Dual Master of Engineering in Aerospace/Master of Engineering in Engineering Management
    • Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering Sciences
    • Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering Sciences (Non-Thesis)
    • Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering Sciences (Thesis)
    • Professional Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering Sciences
    #22
    #22
    Annual Tuition: $29,050
    Annual Tuition: $29,050
    Annual Tuition: $29,050
    • Online Degrees: 11
    • Financial Aid Recipients: 69%
    • Graduation Rate: 91%
    • Acceptance Rate: 16%
    • Average SATs: 1360 -1530
    • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 10
    • Graduate Online Enrollment: 6,641
    • School Type: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">WSCUC
  • Phone #: (213) 740-2311
  • Example Classes: Compressible Gas Dynamics, Dynamics of Incompressible Fluids, Elements of Vehicle and Energy Systems Design, Energy and Propulsion, Engineering Vibrations II, Statistical Theories of Turbulence

    Online Master's Degrees

    • Dual Degree: Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering/Master of Science in Engineering Management
    • Master of Science in Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering - Computational Fluid & Solid Mechanics
    • Master of Science in Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering - Dynamics & Control
    • Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering
    • Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering - Aerodynamics/Fluid Dynamics
    • Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering - Aerospace Control
    #23
    #23
    Annual Tuition: $29,559
    Annual Tuition: $29,559
    Annual Tuition: $29,559
    • Online Degrees: 2
    • Financial Aid Recipients: 65%
    • Graduation Rate: 86%
    • Acceptance Rate: 70%
    • Average SATs: 1180 -1390
    • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 50
    • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,026
    • School Type: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">SACS COC
  • Phone #: (540) 231-6994
  • Example Classes: Advanced Aero and Hydrodynamics, Boundary Layer Theory and Heat Transfer, High Speed Aerodynamics, Vehicle Dynamics and Control, Vehicle Structures

    Online Master's Degrees

    • Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering (Non-Thesis)
    • Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering (Thesis)

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