Aviation Safety, Master of Science (M.S.)

The Master of Science in Aviation Safety is an online program that is designed to prepare individuals for positions directly or indirectly relating to aviation safety and security. The program emphasizes applying aviation safety knowledge to real-world applications and cultivating aviation leaders and professionals.

Program Highlights

  • The M.S. in Aviation Safety program is one of the few fully online aviation safety programs in the country.
  • The program covers the full scope of aviation safety.
  • Courses are offered in summer and during the school year.
  • Students learn from instructors with deep industry, military, and academic experience.
  • Students are provided with various resources for research and can choose the research topic that best fits their career goals.

  • Students receive guidance from experienced mentors in the air as well as on the ground.
  • The program prepares students for careers in a wide range of fields (e.g., airline, airport, ATC, maintenance, etc.).

  • As of 2023, the average base salary for people who hold a Master of Science degree in Aviation Safety and Management is $108,000.

Application Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university
  • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.70 (based on A=4.00 scale) for all undergraduate work
  • A Statement of Purpose essay of approximately 300-500 words describing the applicant’s academic/professional background, the purpose of continuing graduate studies, and the long-term professional goals
  • A current resume outlining the applicant’s educational and work experiences 
  • Official transcripts from each college or university at which the applicant has completed course work 

Additional Requirements for International Applicants:

The program is offered exclusively online and is not eligible for I-20 issuance.

Application Deadlines

  U.S. Based Applicants International Applicants
Fall Start Rolling May 1
Spring Start Rolling September 1
Summer Start N/A N/A

Time to Completion: 2 years

Graduate Coordinator Contact

Dr. Cheng Wang