Welcome To Graduate Studies


ongratulations on your admission to graduate studies at UMD! Knowing where to begin and what resources are available will ease your transition into the graduate program. Feel free to stop by the department suite, or contact us via phone or email with any questions you may have. Our staff is available to help guide you through the many administrative processes that you will encounter, and to inform you of policy, procedures and deadlines.   

Understanding the infrastructure and levels of administration within the department will help you make sense of the levels of approval that are needed for various administrative actions.  

This site is a summary of the Department of Aerospace Engineering requirements, policies and regulations--as well as helpful resources. Be sure to read through this site in its entirety, including the landing pages for each section. The Graduate School requirements, policies and regulations are listed in the Graduate Catalog, which is only available on-line (see Quick Links). 

As a graduate student you will be responsible for making appointments with your adviser, completing program requirements, and being aware of important deadlines.  Take the time to familiarize yourself with the department’s online and office resources so that you will be empowered to make the best choices during your studies here.[1]

We look forward to working with you.

The Graduate Studies Team,

    Professor Alison Flatau, Director of Graduate Studies    
    Tom Hurst, Assistant Director of Graduate Studies

[1] This text was adapted from a publication authored by the College of Education.(2000-2009). Welcome to Graduate Studies. Retrieved April 2009 from http://www.education.umd.edu/studentinfo/graduate_info/gradnewstudents.html