Master's in Aviation Management

8214
Master of Science in Aviation
Classroom
No
Graduate
Main Campus - Melbourne
Major Code: 8214 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 - Airport Development and Management 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 - Airport Development and Management is conferred on students completing the selected degree requirements as specified below.

Curriculum

Students have the option of either a thesis (33 credit hours) program of study, or a nonthesis (36 credit hours) program of study with a management or development emphasis.

Summary of Program Requirements
  • Core Requirements Credit Hours: 27
  • Thesis (maximum) Credit Hours: 6
  • Nonthesis (including 6 credit hours of restricted electives) Credit Hours: 9
Core Requirements (27 credit hours)
  • AVM 5102 Airport Development
    Credit Hours: 0
  • AVM 5103 Airport Operations
    Credit Hours: 0
  • AVS 5207 Aviation Safety Management Systems
    Credit Hours: 0
  • Restricted elective (upper-level statistics course) Credit Hours: 3
  • Additional Coursework Credit Hours: 15
Thesis (33 credit hours)
  • AVM 5999 Thesis
    Credit Hours: 0
  • Core Requirements Credit Hours: 27
Nonthesis (36 credit hours)
  • AVM 5998 Advanced Aviation Research Project
    Credit Hours: 0
  • Core Requirements Credit Hours: 27
  • Restricted Electives (Development or Management) Credit Hours: 6
Typical Nonthesis Graduate Program Plans
Development Emphasis
Choose from:
  • AVM 4204 CAD for Airport Environments
    Credit Hours: 0
  • AVM 5101 Legal and Ethical Issues in Aviation
    Credit Hours: 0
  • AVM 5102 Airport Development
    Credit Hours: 0
  • AVM 5103 Airport Operations
    Credit Hours: 0
  • AVM 5104 Aviation Economics and Fiscal Management
    Credit Hours: 0
  • AVM 5199 Advanced Aviation Management Internship
    Credit Hours: 0
  • AVM 5998 Advanced Aviation Research Project
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BUS 5411 Statistical Methods for Business
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BUS 5461 Production and Operations Management
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CVE 5072 Construction Contracts, Law and Specifications
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CVE 5073 Construction Cost Engineering
    Credit Hours: 0
Management Emphasis
Choose from:
  • AVM 5101 Legal and Ethical Issues in Aviation
    Credit Hours: 0
  • AVM 5102 Airport Development
    Credit Hours: 0
  • AVM 5103 Airport Operations
    Credit Hours: 0
  • AVM 5104 Aviation Economics and Fiscal Management
    Credit Hours: 0
  • AVM 5199 Advanced Aviation Management Internship
    Credit Hours: 0
  • AVM 5998 Advanced Aviation Research Project
    Credit Hours: 0
  • AVS 5206 Aviation Security
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BUS 5411 Statistical Methods for Business
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BUS 5421 Managerial Economics
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BUS 5440 Financial Management
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BUS 5455 Personnel Management
    Credit Hours: 0