Master's in Aviation Safety

8205
Master of Science in Aviation
Classroom
No
Graduate
Main Campus - Melbourne
Major Code: 8205 Degree Awarded: Master of Science in Aviation
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom Age Restriction: No
Admission Status: Graduate Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne
Admission Materials: 3 letters of recommendation, résumé, objectives, GRE

The Master of Science in Aviation (MSA) is designed to help meet the professional growth needs of persons interested in a wide range of aviation careers.

The degree is especially relevant for those who have earned baccalaureate degrees in aviation and those who have worked in the aviation field and now require more specialized knowledge. Generally, persons interested in careers in airport or airline management, airport consulting and governmental organizations involved in the management or regulation of airports should select the airport development and management program. Persons interested in aviation safety, accident investigation, technical aviation consulting and educational, regulatory or investigative positions in government or trade organizations would find the applied aviation safety program most appropriate.

Admission Requirements

The applicant to the Master of Science in Aviation - Applied Aviation Safety program must have earned a bachelor's degree, or its equivalent, from an institution of acceptable academic standing. To be considered for admission, the student's academic and professional record must indicate a high probability the applicant will be able to pursue graduate work satisfactorily. Undergraduate degrees need not be in aviation; however, preparatory coursework may be required in specific areas to assure successful pursuit of the MSA. Such coursework is determined by the College of Aeronautics before admission. The student is advised of any such requirements before final acceptance.

General admission requirements and the process for applying are presented in the Academic Overview section.

Degree Requirements

The Master of Science in Aviation - Applied Aviation Safety is conferred on students completing the selected degree requirements as specified below.

Curriculum

The applied aviation safety program requires the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 36 credit hours of approved coursework including a maximum of six hours of Thesis (AHF 5999).

Summary of Program Requirements:
  • Core Requirements Credit Hours: 12
  • Additional Coursework (minimum) Credit Hours: 18
  • Thesis (maximum) Credit Hours: 6
  • Nonthesis (6 credit hours of research) Credit Hours: 6
Core Requirements (12 credit hours)
  • AVS 5204 Aviation Safety Analysis
    Credit Hours: 0
  • AVS 5207 Aviation Safety Management Systems
    Credit Hours: 0
  • AVS 6000 Quantitative Research Designs in Aviation Research
    Credit Hours: 0
  • AVT 4301 Aviation Safety
    Credit Hours: 0
Thesis Requirements
  • AVS 5999 Thesis
    Credit Hours: 6
    Credit Hours: 0
  • Core Requirements Credit Hours: 12
  • Additional Coursework Credit Hours: 18
Nonthesis Requirements
  • AVS 5208 Advanced Aviation Safety Research
    Credit Hours: 0
  • AHF 5990 Directed Research
    Credit Hours: 0
  • Core Requirements Credit Hours: 12
  • Additional Coursework (minimum) Credit Hours: 18
Total Credits Required (both options): 36
Typical Thesis Graduate Program Plan:
  • AHF 5101 Human Factors in Man-Machine Systems
    Credit Hours: 0
  • AHF 5201 Human Performance 1
    Credit Hours: 0
  • AVS 5201 Aviation Meteorology Theory and Practice
    Credit Hours: 0
  • AVS 5203 Impact of Aviation on Human Physiology
    Credit Hours: 0
  • AVS 5204 Aviation Safety Analysis
    Credit Hours: 0
  • AVS 5205 Aviation Statistics
    Credit Hours: 0
  • AVS 5207 Aviation Safety Management Systems
    Credit Hours: 0
  • AVS 5999 Thesis
    Credit Hours: 0
  • AVS 6000 Quantitative Research Designs in Aviation Research
    Credit Hours: 0
  • AVT 4301 Aviation Safety
    Credit Hours: 0
  • AVT 5302 Aviation Accident Investigation
    Credit Hours: 0
Typical Nonthesis Graduate Program Plan
  • AHF 5101 Human Factors in Man-Machine Systems
    Credit Hours: 0
  • AHF 5201 Human Performance 1
    Credit Hours: 0
  • AHF 5990 Directed Research
    Credit Hours: 0
  • AVS 5201 Aviation Meteorology Theory and Practice
    Credit Hours: 0
  • AVS 5203 Impact of Aviation on Human Physiology
    Credit Hours: 0
  • AVS 5204 Aviation Safety Analysis
    Credit Hours: 0
  • AVS 5205 Aviation Statistics
    Credit Hours: 0
  • AVS 5207 Aviation Safety Management Systems
    Credit Hours: 0
  • AVS 5208 Advanced Aviation Safety Research
    Credit Hours: 0
  • AVS 6000 Quantitative Research Designs in Aviation Research
    Credit Hours: 0
  • AVT 4301 Aviation Safety
    Credit Hours: 0
  • AVT 5302 Aviation Accident Investigation
    Credit Hours: 0