MTSU Aerospace Graduate Programs
The graduate curriculum at Middle Tennessee State University offers an individually
tailored program to meet specific student career goals. Masters level candidates are
prepared for direct entry into the air transportation industry in a variety of specialties.
Depending on the coursework chosen and the research thesis topic, graduating candidates
may become involved with airport planning and design, environmental policy, safety
and security, general aviation, domestic or international scheduled air transportation,
or aviation training and education.
Graduate Programs in Aerospace
The MTSU Department of Aerospace offers the Master of Science (M.S.) in Aviation
Administration, with a concentration in Aviation Management, Aviation Education, or
Aviation Safety and Security Management.
Master of Science - Aviation Management Concentration
The Aviation Management concentration is a management and operations-oriented degree
program which was designed in cooperation with industry representatives (manufacturing,
airlines, airport authority, fixed-base operators, and the FAA). Study focuses on
airport activities and organizational structures, aviation contracts and leases, and
aviation systems management. This degree program requires the completion of 36 semester
hours, consisting of an 18 credit hour core, 9 credit hours in the concentration,
and 9 credit hours of electives.
Aviation Management Curriculum
Master of Science - Aviation Education Concentration
The Aviation Education concentration is designed to serve students interested in
the conduct of aviation education, training, or professional development programs,
or in the administration of such programs. Students in this concentration take classes
in both the Aerospace Department and the MTSU College of Education. This degree program
requires the completion of 36 semester hours, consisting of an 18 credit hour core,
12 hours of required courses in the College of Education, and 6 credit hours of electives.
Aviation Education Curriculum
Master of Science - Aviation Safety and Security Management
The Safety and Security Management concentration is designed to provide students the
knowledge and expertise necessary to develop and mange aviation safety and security
programs. Studies include safety management systems (SMS), aviation security, aviation
safety investigation, and human factors in aviation. This degree program requires
the completion of 36 semester hours, consisting of an 18 credit hour core, 9 credit
hours in the concentration, and 9 credit hours of electives.
Aviation Safety and Security Management Curriculum
Graduate Teaching Assistantships
Several graduate teaching assistant positions are available each semester, which
provide a monthly stipend as well as a tuition waiver.
Please note that a significant number of graduate classes are available online, and
the department is currently working toward offering an online graduate degree in the
For more information on the Graduate Program contact:
Dr. Wendy Beckman @ 615-898-2788 or email@example.com