Master of Science in Aviation Administration [Aviation Management]


Program Director: Dr. Wendy Beckman
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Graduate Analyst: Anita Hermes

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

Application Procedures:

To be admitted to the Master of Science in Aviation Administration [Aviation Management] program, a student must submit the following to the College of Graduate Studies: 

  • Online application and appropriate application fee
  • Official transcript of all colleges, universities (including business and technical schools). If the transcripts are issued from an international (non-US) institution, a course-by course analysis is required. Original non-US transcripts should be submitted directly to the evaluation service. (Click here for more information on non-US transcripts.)
  • Official Test Scores of the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Personal statement outlining the student's research interests, academic interests and career goals.

Admission Requirements

Admission decisions are based on a holistic assessment of an applicant’s credentials.

Applicants must have graduated from an accredited four-year college or university with a minimum 3.00 GPA.

Completion of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), Miller Analogies Test (MAT), or Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) with an acceptable score (typically in the 50th percentile for the test selected) is required.

Three letters of recommendation from academic or professional acquaintances and a personal statement are also required.

The personal statement should be approximately 400 words and should outline the student’s academic interests, potential area(s) of research interest, and professional goals.

Undergraduate transcripts must reflect 15 semester hours of aviation coursework. Applicants with undergraduate majors in fields other than aviation will be required to complete AERO 1010 and AERO 1020 during their first semester in the M.S. program and 9 additional hours of undergraduate aviation courses prior to the completion of 21 hours of graduate credit. Applicants holding Federal Aviation Administration certificates may receive credit for AERO 1010 and AERO 1020.



Submit Application Materials to:

College of Graduate Studies
MTSU Box 42
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Test Codes for Middle Tennessee State University:
INFS - 6ZR-KJ-37
MBA (Full-time) - 6ZR-KJ-25
MBA (Part-time) - 6ZR-KJ-52
GRE 1466
MAT 1751
Praxis 1466
TOEFL 1466