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University Application Procedure:
Prospective graduate students should choose a program of study from one of our member universities listed below. The listed links and contact people should get you started in the proper directions. For the NIA GRA application procedure, see NIA GRA Program Application Procedure below or please contact Mary Catherine Bunde, Education and Outreach Administrator, at 757-325-6731 or Mary.Bunde@nianet.org
Georgia Tech is offering graduate degrees from the School of Aerospace Engineering and the School of Mechanical Engineering at NIA. The courses are a mixture of live, two-way video and asynchronous, using video tape or CDs delivered to the student. For information about Aerospace Engineering, contact Prof. Jeff Jagoda at firstname.lastname@example.org or (404) 894-3060. In Mechanical Engineering there is a web-based and video-based Masters degree program. For information call (800) 543-2034 or contact email@example.com. Additional distance learning courses from other engineering programs as well as mathematics are available from the Center for Distance Learning, http://www.cdl.gatech.edu/dl/servlet/DLHome. Details about registration and class schedules are found at http://oscarweb.gatech.edu. All Distance Learning courses are designated with a “Q” section identifier.
North Carolina A&T State University
NC A&T State University offers an M.S. and Ph.D. program in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at NIA . Contact Dr. Leonard Uitenham at firstname.lastname@example.org, (336) 334-7621 , for information about the program from NC A&T and for enrollment procedures.
North Carolina State University
NC State is offering courses at NIA via distance learning leading to graduate degrees in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. The courses are a mixture of live, two-way video and asynchronous, using web-accessible streaming media or CDs delivered to the student. General on-line information is available at http://engineeringonline.ncsu.edu and an on-line application is available at http://www2.acs.ncsu.edu/grad/admissn/app/gradadm.htm, with departmental information on http://www.mae.ncsu.edu/programs/grad/dgrpgms. Additional information about the NC State programs at NIA is available from Prof. Robert Nagel at email@example.com, (919) 515-5283 or Dr. Linda Krute at firstname.lastname@example.org, (919) 515-5440.
University of Maryland
The University of Maryland is currently offering both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees through NIA in Aerospace Engineering (ENAE). The courses are primarily live, two-way video and may be taken at NIA Headquarters. Contact Erika Aparaka email@example.com and (301) 405-2376, or Prof. William Fourney at firstname.lastname@example.org and (301) 405-1129, for information about the program from Maryland and for application procedures. An online application is available at http://www.umd.edu/prospective. Please indicate your relationship to NIA in the first line of your first essay (Research Goals) so that your application can be handled properly.
University of Virginia
The University of Virginia offers graduate degree programs at NIA in Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Systems and Information Engineering. Several courses are taught on-site by resident faculty. The majority of courses are transmitted from UVA via live, two-way digital video-conferencing technology. UVA courses are available at NIA headquarters or nearby at ODU's Peninsula Higher Education Center. Information on courses can be found at http://cgep.virginia.gov/browse.php. For information about the University of Virginia programs, contact Rita Kostoff at email@example.com, (434) 924-4051 or Prof. James Groves at firstname.lastname@example.org, (434) 924-6261.
Virginia Tech offers M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs at NIA in: Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Materials Science and Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. The courses are primarily live, two-way video delivered to (or originate from) NIA Headquarters. In addition M.S. degree programs will be available in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial and Electrical Engineering and Civil and Environmental Engineering through the Virginia CGEP program and are available at the Peninsula Graduate Center. An online application procedure is available at http://www.grads.vt.edu/homeapply.html. Information about the Virginia Tech programs at the NIA is available from Don Leo at email@example.com, (540) 231-9171 or Dr. Glenda Scales at firstname.lastname@example.org (540) 231-9754.
Full-time NIA GRA Program Application Procedure:
Prospective full-time NIA graduate students should choose a program of study from one of the participating universities. For help with the application process, please contact Mary Catherine Bunde, NIA Education and Outreach Administrator, at (757) 325-6731 or Mary.Bunde@nianet.org
Students interested in applying for the NIA GRA Program must apply for acceptance as a graduate student at one of the member universities. Then, in a cover letter addressed to NIA, state that you are interested in full-time graduate study, name the school(s) where you have applied, the degree program (M.S. or Ph.D.) and the degree field. Also, describe your research interests and topics that you are interested in pursuing. Include a copy of your resume and transcript, including any graduate courses taken. NIA will accept a copy of your transcript, with the original going to the university.
Hampton University offers a separate focused program in atmospheric sciences through NIA. In this program, students can pursue either a masters or doctoral degree in atmospheric sciences, with thesis or dissertation research conducted at LaRC in collaboration with a NASA mentor. All courses and faculty advising are provided on campus at nearby Hampton University. A limited number of graduate research assistantships are available for tuition, stipend and travel. Students interested in NIA’s focused atmospheric sciences program should apply directly to Hampton University, and state in a cover letter their interest in the atmospheric sciences program through NIA. Contact NIA at (757) 325-6731 or email@example.com for more information.
Send your fellowship application materials to:
Dr. Sivaram Arepalli
National Institute of Aerospace
100 Exploration Way
Hampton, VA 23666
Part-time NIA Program Application Procedure:firstname.lastname@example.org for help in the application and registration processes.
Students pursuing a degree part-time must apply for admission at one of our member universities and must contact NIA in order to take classes here. Contact Rita Aguillard (757) 325-6952 or