Graduate Programs

Welcome to the Graduate Homepage of the College of Aeronautics and Engineering at Kent State University. 

The College of Aeronautics and Engineering is excited to support you as you further your education. Whether you are an experienced professional who seeks to focus in a particular discipline or just completing your bachelor’s degree and seeking to continue directly on to graduate study, you will find one of our programs to be suitable for you.

Graduate Programs Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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The College of Aeronautics and Engineering offers the following Graduate degrees:

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    Master of Science in Mechatronics Engineering

    The Master of Science degree in Mechatronics Engineering provides an advanced theoretical and/or research-oriented curriculum with significant depth in mechatronics-related discipline, beyond the general fundamentals of the engineering bachelor's degree.

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    Master of Science in Aviation Management and Logistics

    Graduates of the Master of Science in Aviation Management & Logistics program have the ability to apply existing and emerging management principles in the scheduling, handling, and operation of aviation logistics and cargo. 

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    Master of Engineering Technology

    The Master of Engineering Technology degree offers a curriculum that provides students with advanced technical and management knowledge and skills that meet the needs of the technical workforce in industry and business.

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    Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Aerospace Engineering

    The College of Aeronautics and Engineering (CAE) seeks highly qualified, independent and ambitious applicants for its graduate programs in aerospace engineering.

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    Doctor of Philosophy in Mechatronics Engineering

    The Doctor of Philosophy in Mechatronics Engineering program provides an advanced theoretical and research-oriented curriculum with significant depth in mechatronics related discipline, beyond the general fundamentals of the engineering bachelor's degree.


Differences Between Engineering & Engineering Technology

There are differences between Engineering and Engineering Technology degrees, but the most important takeaway is that “The Career is Engineering.” Click the button below for a more detailed explanation of how these two disciplines are different yet intertwined.  One can’t exist without the other. 

Learn More about the Differences between Engineering and Engineering Technology 

Application Deadlines





July 1 

December 1 


March 1

October 1


March 1 

October 1 

It should be noted that neither the University nor CAE is able to waive the application fee. The fee must be paid before a decision can be made on your admission. In addition, we cannot review your application until you have provided all of the requested information. 

Applications received after the deadlines posted above may result in a review/processing delay, eliminate applicants for consideration of graduate assistant, research assistant, or teaching assistant positions, and also preclude students from registering in desired coursework due to class size limitations. 

An admissions committee of graduate faculty will review each application. 

We do not pre-screen prospective student academic materials prior to receiving their complete application. 

Graduate Points of Contact 

All current and prospective graduate students are highly encouraged to visit the Kent State University Division of Graduate Studies homepage to find the most up-to-date information on graduate requirements at the university. 

Please direct all questions regarding CAE Graduate Programs to 

Graduate Faculty Advisors 

Each graduate student is assigned a graduate faculty advisor.  This faculty member advises the student in tailoring and planning their own individualized program of study, based upon their program, desired interests, and educational goals. 

Graduate Assistantships 

The College of Aeronautics & Engineering funds a limited number of graduate assistant (GA), research assistant (RA), and teaching assistant (TA) positions annually.  Opportunities also exist for graduate students to collaborate with faculty and researchers on various research and development projects.