Aerospace Department

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.

Graduate Programs in Aerospace

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

  Accreditation
MTSU Aerospace had 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
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arrow   Flight Labs
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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 Lab Request Form     Application Period: February 1 – July 15

Spring Lab Request Form Application Period: September 1 – Nov 15

Summer Lab Request Form Application Period: February 1 – April 15