Welcome to MTSU's Department of Aerospace!

On behalf of the faculty of the Department of Aerospace, welcome to Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). We are very proud of our department and our graduates. Established in 1942, the Aerospace Department is now a signature department at MTSU and has grown into one of the most respected aerospace programs in the nation. Fifteen full-time faculty members, 35 flight instructors, and over 700 majors places it among the largest of the nation's collegiate aviation programs. Students from 32 states and 16 foreign countries have been drawn to study here. Aerospace graduates hold responsible positions with companies throughout the United States and Internationally

Come to MTSU, major in Aerospace, and choose among six concentrations: Aviation Administration, Aerospace Technology, Flight Dispatch, Maintenance Management, Professional Pilot, and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Operations. A Master's degree in Aviation Administration, with concentrations in Aviation Education, Aviation Management, and Aviation Safety and Security Management is also offered.  Each of these concentrations prepares the graduate for a career in a specific area of the aerospace industry.


In addition, to the above concentrations, the Aerospace Department offers an Air Traffic Control add-on program.This program allows graduates to be recommended to the FAA for Air Traffic Controller training and hiring. The ATC program is independent of the six Aerospace concentrations, allowing any MTSU Aerospace student to enter the program. 

The MTSU Aerospace faculty represents a broad range of experience and education. Most faculty are pilots in addition to having a field of specialization. The faculty members are widely recognized and respected within the industry for their knowledge and experience. They are also well known for their willingness to work with and advise students, giving these students the benefit of their real world and real life experience.


The mission of the Aerospace Department is to prepare our students to become the leaders of the next generation of aviation professionals by developing the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for successful careers in aviation.

To apply for a flight lab, follow the steps below.

Step 1:
Download and read the Additional Information Packet thoroughly and review the additional costs of flight labs.

Step 2:
Print and read the “Lab Request Form” for the semester you wish to enroll in a flight lab. Sign and submit it to the flight school secretary within the application period specified. Neither early nor late submissions will be accepted or considered.

Fall Application
May 1 – June 30
Spring Application
Sept 1 – Nov 15  Summer Application
Feb 1 – April 15

  • Click here for Flight Scheduling at the Murfreesboro Airport.