Graduate Programs

Welcome to the Graduate Homepage of the College of Aeronautics & 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, 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:

 

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

DEGREE PROGRAM 

DEADLINE FOR STUDENTS DESIRING FALL SEMESTER START (AUGUST) 

DEADLINE FOR STUDENTS DESIRING SPRING SEMESTER START (JANUARY) 

M.S. AVIATION MANAGEMENT & LOGISTICS 

July 1 

December 1 

MASTER OF ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY 

July 1 

December 1 

M.S./PH.D. PROGRAMS IN ENGINEERING DISCIPLINES 

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 cae@kent.edu


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.