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UND’s new Aerospace Sciences PhD is now calling for applications.

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The Graduate School is excited to announce a new doctoral program at the University of North Dakota. The departments of Aviation and Space Studies in the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences will jointly offer an interdisciplinary PhD program in Aerospace Sciences beginning in Fall 2012. The program is designed to prepare graduates for leadership roles in government, industry and academia.

Speaking with the Grand Forks Herald prior to the State Board of Higher Education’s meeting, Associate Dean Paul Lindseth said, “the focus is on developing researchers at the highest level in this country and around the world. We need more well-qualified people to help solve, for example, integration of unmanned aircraft into the national airspace”.

UND’s Aerospace Sciences program is the only one of its kind in the country with very few similar programs offered internationally. It will be offered both on campus and online making it accessible to distance students.

About the Program:

The mission of the Aerospace Sciences PhD program is to provide interdisciplinary teaching and research at the highest academic levels. The goal is to provide highly educated scholars and leaders with the skills necessary to mix technology and science with an understanding of the politics and economics of the aerospace fields.

Program Goals

  1. Students will develop a thorough knowledge of the aerospace elements specifically related to the Aviation and Space Studies disciplines that will allow them to be successful leaders in the industry by applying solutions gained through theory and applied research.
  2. Students will enhance their analytical, technical, research and communication skills through classroom and research activities to further develop an ability to carry out independent, original and applied research.
  3. Students will further develop the critical skill set needed to enable them to fill leadership roles within government and research agencies, educational institutions or private aerospace and aviation sector companies.



More information about the Aerospace Sciences PhD can be found here.  To apply, visit My GradSpace on The Graduate School’s website. The deadline for Fall 2012 admission is May 30th.  

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April 18, 2012 at 12:11 pm

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