Program Advising

General Inquiries: M.Eng. in Aerospace Systems Engineering: (

Jason Merret, Program Director
Clinical Associate Professor
306G Talbot Lab
104 S. Wright St.
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 300-7806


The Program Director can provide students with more detailed guidance on selecting technical electives and other degree requirements.

Staci McDannel, Graduate Programs Coordinator
Department of Aerospace Engineering
306E Talbot Lab/MC-236
104 S. Wright St
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 333-3674



Jenna Russell, Academic Advisor
403 A-2 Engineering Hall
1308 West Green Street
Urbana, IL  61801
(217) 300-9774


The advisor for the M.Eng. Aerospace Systems Engineering Program can assist students with the following tasks:

  • Admission Process and Requirements
  • General Academic Advising
  • Graduate Petitions
  • Degree Conferral
  • Student Orientation
  • Seminars and other information related to program



Program Highlights


Earn a Professional Master’s Degree (non-thesis) in 1 year or 3 semesters.

32 credit hour program – see curriculum for more information.

Customize your degree with a wide array of courses and professional development opportunities.

Prepare for leadership in your career by applying breadth and depth of knowledge in this area.

On-campus and online options

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Dates to Know

Application deadline for Fall 2020 – July 1, 2020

Due to possible Covid-19 delays, the deadline for Fall 2020 graduate admission applications has been extended.  However, international applicants should take into consideration the time involved in obtaining a student visa and arriving on campus by August 24, 2020 which is the first day of classes.  Students who cannot arrive on campus by August 24 may elect to defer their admission or enroll in online courses.


Additional deadline and application information


January 21, 2020: First day of Spring 2020 semester


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