Aerospace Department

Welcome to MTSU's Department of Aerospace !

Come to MTSU, major in aerospace, and choose among five concentrations: Flight Dispatch, Maintenance Management, Professional Pilot, Administration, and Technology. Master's degrees in Aviation Administration and Aerospace education are also offered.

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. Fourteen full-time faculty members, 35 flight instructors, and over 750 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.

We feel that we have much to offer the aspiring aviation professional. Our programs include concentrations as diverse as aerospace technology, flight dispatch, professional pilot, aviation maintenance, and aerospace administration. Each of these concentrations prepares the graduate for a career in a specific area of the aerospace industry.

In addition, the Aerospace Department has one of the largest university Air Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative (AT-CTI) programs in the country.
This program allows graduates to be recommended to the FAA for the final segment of Air Traffic Controller Training and hiring. AT-CTI is independent of the five aerospace concentrations, allowing any MTSU Aerospace student to enter the program. Aerospace graduates hold responsible positions with companies throughout the United States and Internationally.

The MTSU Aerospace faculty represents a broad range of experience and education. All 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.

Department mission:
The mission of the Aerospace Department is,"to prepare a student with the foundation upon which to develop and function as an aviation professional." Specifically, our mission is three pronged: to prepare Aerospace majors with a base for graduate school; to prepare aviation professionals for the aerospace manufacturing and air transportation industry; and to offer courses for a major in Aerospace for graduate students.

Once again, we want to welcome you, and invite you to ----
"Come Excel with Us"

MTSU Aerospace has been accredited since 1992. The Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI) has accredited all five of the Aerospace concentrations!  For more information, click here.
  Air Traffic Control
Click here for more information on MTSU's AT-CTI program.
  Flight Scheduling
Click here for Flight Scheduling at the Murfreesboro Airport.
arrow   Flight Labs
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.

Flight Lab Request Form    

Summer/Fall Application Period: February 1 – April 15

Spring Application Period: September 1 – Nov 15