M.S. in Aeronautics (SAA)

Students will:

  • Apply mathematics, science, and applied sciences at a level appropriate to aviation-related disciplines at the master’s level, including an adequate foundation in statistics.
  • Analyze and interpret data at the master’s level.
  • Work effectively on multi-disciplinary and diverse teams.
  • Make professional and ethical decisions.
  • Communicate effectively, using both written and oral communication skills.
  • Engage in and recognize the need for life-long learning.
  • Assess contemporary issues.
  • Use the techniques, skills, and modern technology necessary for professional practice.
  • Assess the national and international aviation environment.
  • Apply pertinent knowledge in identifying and solving problems.
  • Apply knowledge of business sustainability to aviation issues.
  • Apply advanced qualitative and quantitative problem-solving skills.



Core Credits
ASCI 602The Air Transportation System3
ASCI 604Human Factors in the Aviation/Aerospace Industry3
ASCI 674Project Management in Aviation/Aerospace3
ASCI 516Applications in Crew Resource Management3
ASCI 645Airport Operations and Management3
ASCI 693Current Research Problems in Aviation/Aerospace3
RSCH 665Statistical Analysis3
Total Credits21


Choose any 1 specialization from the list below
Total Degree Requirements30


Aviation Cybersecurity
MACY 515Foundations of Aviation Cybersecurity3
MACY 520Aviation Cybersecurity Threats, Actors, Tools, and Techniques3
MACY 525Aviation Cybersecurity Risk Management and Resilience3
Aviation Safety
MSAS 611Aviation/Aerospace System Safety3
MSAS 615Aviation/Aerospace Accident Investigation and Analysis3
MSAS 621Aviation/Aerospace Safety Program Management3
Human Factors
MSHF 606Human Cognition3
MSHF 612Human Performance, Limitation, and Error3
MSHF 624Ergonomics and Biomechanics3
MAVM 601Leadership in Global Aviation Maintenance Organizations3
MAVM 605Global Maintenance Resource Management3
MAVM 615Strategic Management of Global Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Operations3
RSCH 670Research Methods3
RSCH 700AThesis I3
RSCH 700BThesis II3
Space Operations
SPAC 511Earth Observation and Remote Sensing3
SPAC 512Human Spaceflight Industry3
SPAC 514Commercial and Governmental Space Infrastructure3
Uncrewed and Autonomous Systems
UNSY 501Application of Uncrewed and Autonomous Systems3
UNSY 603Uncrewed and Autonomous Systems Operational Configuration3
UNSY 503Legal and Regulatory Issues in Uncrewed and Autonomous Systems3