Graduate Programs

Welcome to the Graduate Homepage of the College of Aeronautics & Engineering at Kent State University.  Whether you are an experienced professional who seeks to focus in a particular discipline or someone just completing their bachelor’s degree who seeks 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)

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

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


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. 

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.

Open GA-RA-TA positions can be found at here.

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

Kent State University Division of Graduate Studies

CAE Graduate Studies Program Contacts 

CAE Graduate Studies Coordinator: Dr. Blake Stringer

CAE Graduate Studies Administrative Assistant: Ms. Traci Fitt

New Graduate Student Orientation

New graduate students are required to attend an orientation session the week prior to the start of classes.  For more information about Graduate Student Orientation visit the Graduate Studies website.