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    wrap-around simulator
    provides an unequaled level of preparation for air traffic controllers

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.


MTSU Aerospace Graduate Programs

MTSU Aerospace Graduate Programs

The graduate curriculum at Middle Tennessee State University offers an individually tailored program to meet specific student career goals. Masters level candidates are prepared for direct entry into the air transportation industry in a variety of specialties. Depending on the coursework chosen and the research thesis topic, graduating candidates may become involved with airport planning and design, environmental policy, safety and security, general aviation, domestic or international scheduled air transportation, or aviation training and education.

The MTSU Department of Aerospace offers the Master of Science (M.S.) in Aviation Administration, with a concentration in Aviation Management, Aviation Education, or Aviation Safety and Security Management.

Master of Science - Aviation Management Concentration

The Aviation Management concentration is a management and operations-oriented degree program which was designed in cooperation with industry representatives (manufacturing, airlines, airport authority, fixed-base operators, and the FAA). Study focuses on airport activities and organizational structures, aviation contracts and leases, and aviation systems management. This degree program requires the completion of 36 semester hours, consisting of an 18 credit hour core, 9 credit hours in the concentration, and 9 credit hours of electives. Aviation Management Curriculum

Master of Science - Aviation Education Concentration

The Aviation Education concentration is designed to serve students interested in the conduct of aviation education, training, or professional development programs, or in the administration of such programs. Students in this concentration take classes in both the Aerospace Department and the MTSU College of Education. This degree program requires the completion of 36 semester hours, consisting of an 18 credit hour core, 12 hours of required courses in the College of Education, and 6 credit hours of electives. Aviation Education Curriculum

Master of Science - Aviation Safety and Security Management

The Safety and Security Management concentration is designed to provide students the knowledge and expertise necessary to develop and mange aviation safety and security programs. Studies include safety management systems (SMS), aviation security, aviation safety investigation, and human factors in aviation. This degree program requires the completion of 36 semester hours, consisting of an 18 credit hour core, 9 credit hours in the concentration, and 9 credit hours of electives. Aviation Safety and Security Management Curriculum

Graduate Teaching Assistantships

Several graduate teaching assistant positions are available each semester, which provide a monthly stipend as well as a tuition waiver.

Please note that students can now complete any of our Master concentrations online!

For more information on the Graduate Program contact:
Dr. Wendy Beckman @ 615-898-2788 or wendy.beckman@mtsu.edu