Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Prospective Students

Graduate Programs

The Ohio State University is one of the world’s best comprehensive, public research universities, and it attracts high-achieving faculty and graduate students with its state-of-the-art facilities and abundant research opportunities. Ohio State’s 10,000 graduate students have access to a large and dynamic university environment, outstanding academic and professional development resources, and the cultural and recreational opportunities of Columbus, Ohio, one of the country’s fastest-growing cities.

One Department. Three Programs. A World of Opportunity.

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at The Ohio State University provides graduate students with the opportunity to perform cutting edge research in state-of-the-art research laboratories with many of the top faculty in their respective fields. Students can choose from one of three graduate programs:

Our department provides diverse opportunities for graduate studies in fundamental and applied research in all areas of mechanical, aerospace, and nuclear engineering.  We also focus on multidisciplinary, collaborative research with faculty with other departments in the College of Engineering and in colleges at The Ohio State University including the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Medicine.

We encourage you to look around our website where you will find information about our talented faculty, our numerous academic and research labs that students can work in, and the program requirements for the Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering program, the Mechanical Engineering program, and the Nuclear Engineering program. Students will also be able to request more information about the program of interest as well as find information on how to apply. The department offers both Master's and Doctoral degrees in all three programs. If you have any questions about admission into any of our Graduate Programs, please contact Nick Breckenridge at

To view our graduate programs informational booklet, please click here.

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Are you interested in Aerospace, Mechanical, or Nuclear Engineering at Ohio State? Would you like more information? You can request more information by clicking the link below and completing a brief questionnaire.

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