The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree is intended primarily for students who desire a career in research, advanced development or teaching. PhD programs are designed to give students a broad background in mathematics and engineering sciences, together with intensive study and research experience in a specialized area.
The Master of Science (MS) degree program in Aeronautics and Astronautics is intended for students whose ultimate goal is to pursue a professional career in Aeronautics and Astronautics, or a related field. The MS degree is primarily course-based, and provides a broad, advanced curriculum spanning the core areas of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
The coterminal degree program allows Stanford undergraduates to study for a master's degree while completing their bachelor's degree(s).
Financial aid is offered through fellowship awards, teaching or course assistantships, or loans through the university.
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