Graduate Program

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Graduate Education at the National INstitute of Aerospace

Our graduate program at the National Institute of Aerospace offers Master of Science and PhD degrees from our prestigious university partners. Students may complete their coursework on-site at NIA Headquarters in Hampton, Virginia, or via distance learning. Plus, they have a unique opportunity to conduct research and access state-of-the-art equipment at NASA’s Langley Research Center, working to solve problems of national significance.

Benefits of Our Graduate Program

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Enroll in unique courses, exclusive to NIA, from distinguished university faculty, both on-site and through distance learning

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Conduct research on-site in the NIA Research and Innovation Laboratories and at NASA’s Langley Research Center

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Gain firsthand experience working with real-world NASA engineering and science challenges

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Grow in a generous assistantship program

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Benefit from mentoring by leading university subject matter experts and established NASA and NIA researchers

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Network with professionals in academia, industry and government

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Earn Master’s or Ph.D. degrees from one of our leading research universities

Our Students and Faculty

University Partners

Contact Us

Colin Britcher

Director of Graduate Education
National Institute of Aerospace
✉️  colin.britcher@nianet.org

Mary Catherine Bunde

Senior Education Administrator
National Institute of Aerospace
✉️  mary.bunde@nianet.org