M.S. in Aeronautics

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.


MSA Core Requirements
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 at least one of the Specializations listed.
Total Degree Requirements 30


Aviation and Aerospace Sustainability

AASI 600Sustainable Aviation and Aerospace Perspectives3
AASI 625Sustainability Policy in Aviation and Aerospace3
AASI 629Sustainable Air Vehicles; Design and Propulsion3

Small Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Operations

Students declaring the sUAS Operations Specialization or registering for courses within it must be physically located within the U.S. when registering for and while participating in the UNSY 520 and UNSY 620 courses. Students must contact their Academic Advisor regarding additional cost, possible travel, and FAA Testing, prior to enrolling in the first course of this specialization, UNSY 515.
UNSY 515sUAS Operation Fundamentals3
UNSY 520sUAS Practical Application and Assessment3
UNSY 620sUAS Operational Planning and Safety Management3

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

Space Operations

SPAC 511Earth Observation and Remote Sensing3
SPAC 512Human Spaceflight Industry3
SPAC 514Commercial and Governmental Space Infrastructure3

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

Aviation Maintenance

MAVM 601Leadership in Global Aviation Maintenance Organizations3
MAVM 605Global Maintenance Resource Management3
MAVM 615Strategic Management of Global Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Operations3

 Aviation Cybersecurity

MACY 515Foundations of Aviation Cybersecurity3
MACY 520Aviation Cybersecurity Threats, Actors, Tools, and Techniques3
MACY 525Aviation Cybersecurity Risk Management and Resilience3


RSCH 670Research Methods3
RSCH 700AThesis I3
RSCH 700BThesis II3