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 $4,583 per year. The University of Alabama, ranked #2, has an annual tuition rate of $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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#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: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 50%
  • Acceptance Rate: 67%
  • Average SATs: 1030 -1270
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,761
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 383
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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

  • MS in Electrical Engineering - Space Systems Engineering
  • MS in Mechanical Engineering - 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: 80%
  • Graduation Rate: 71%
  • Acceptance Rate: 53%
  • Average SATs: 1060 -1280
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,198
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,588
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 58%
  • Acceptance Rate: 62%
  • Average SATs: 1070 -1330
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 812
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 973
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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 (Non-Thesis Option)
  • Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering (Thesis Option)
#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: 59%
  • Graduation Rate: 94%
  • Acceptance Rate: 27%
  • Average SATs: 1330 -1500
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 344
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 694
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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: 91%
  • Graduation Rate: 77%
  • Acceptance Rate: 72%
  • Average SATs: 1190 -1360
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 140
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,469
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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: 93%
  • Graduation Rate: 50%
  • Acceptance Rate: 86%
  • Average SATs: 990 -1200
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 3,736
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,275
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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 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: 90%
  • Graduation Rate: 72%
  • Acceptance Rate: 50%
  • Average SATs: 1160 -1340
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 7,194
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 3,075
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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: 89%
  • Graduation Rate: 74%
  • Acceptance Rate: 89%
  • Average SATs: 1092 -1334
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 323
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,051
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 90%
  • Graduation Rate: 55%
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Average SATs: 980 -1230
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,867
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,664
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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 Unmanned Aerial Systems Engineering
  • Master of Science in Unmanned Aerial Systems Engineering
#10
#10
Annual Tuition: $13,263
Annual Tuition: $13,263
Annual Tuition: $13,263
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 84%
  • Graduation Rate: 45%
  • Acceptance Rate: 93%
  • Average SATs: 1010 -1210
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 585
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 798
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 75%
  • Graduation Rate: 78%
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Average SATs: 1150 -1310
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 303
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,205
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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

  • M.S. in Aerospace Engineering (Non-Thesis Option)
  • M.S. in Aerospace Engineering (Thesis Option)
#12
#12
Annual Tuition: $15,000
Annual Tuition: $15,000
Annual Tuition: $15,000
  • Online Degrees: 10
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 60%
  • Graduation Rate: 20%
  • Acceptance Rate: 66%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 8,803
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 3,398
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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 Entrepreneurship in Technology - Unmanned Aerospace Systems
  • Master of Science in Aeronautics
  • Master of Science in Aeronautics - Aeronautics
  • Master of Science in Aeronautics - Small Unmanned Aircraft System Operation
  • Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering
  • Master of Science in Aviation and Aerospace Sustainability - Aviation/Aerospace Sustainable Management
#13
#13
Annual Tuition: $16,000
Annual Tuition: $16,000
Annual Tuition: $16,000
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 64%
  • Graduation Rate: 90%
  • Acceptance Rate: 16%
  • Average SATs: 1290 -1520
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 4
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 334
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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: 4
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 62%
  • Graduation Rate: 84%
  • Acceptance Rate: 62%
  • Average SATs: 1200 -1460
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 419
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 4,348
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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 Science in Aerospace Engineering
  • Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering - Aerodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Combustion and Propulsion (AFMCP)
  • Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering - Astrodynamics, Controls and Dynamical Systems (ACDS)
  • Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering - 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: 97%
  • Graduation Rate: 63%
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Average SATs: 1188 -1380
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 28
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 566
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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: 79%
  • Graduation Rate: 87%
  • Acceptance Rate: 23%
  • Average SATs: 1390 -1540
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 530
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 9,322
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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: 70%
  • Graduation Rate: 81%
  • Acceptance Rate: 51%
  • Average SATs: 1250 -1390
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 798
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,188
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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 - 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: 69%
  • Graduation Rate: 80%
  • Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • Average SATs: 1180 -1410
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 441
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,156
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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: 68%
  • Graduation Rate: 94%
  • Acceptance Rate: 5%
  • Average SATs: 1420 -1570
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 0
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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: 1170 -1380
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 44
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 927
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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: 64%
  • Graduation Rate: 71%
  • Acceptance Rate: 80%
  • Average SATs: 1150 -1360
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 547
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 506
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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: 92%
  • Acceptance Rate: 16%
  • Average SATs: 1350 -1530
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 16
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 6,691
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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: 67%
  • Graduation Rate: 84%
  • Acceptance Rate: 70%
  • Average SATs: 1180 -1390
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 52
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 967
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (540) 231-6000

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)