Welcome to MTSU's Department of Aerospace!

On behalf of the faculty of the Department of Aerospace, welcome to Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). We are very proud of our department and our graduates. Established in 1942, the Aerospace Department is now a signature department at MTSU and has grown into one of the most respected aerospace programs in the nation. Twenty full-time faculty members, 100+ flight instructors, and over 1,000 majors places it among the largest of the nation's collegiate aviation programs. Students from 32 states and 16 foreign countries have been drawn to study here. Aerospace graduates hold responsible positions with companies throughout the United States and Internationally.

Come to MTSU, major in Aerospace, and choose among six concentrations: Aviation Management, Aerospace Technology, Flight Dispatch, Maintenance Management, Professional Pilot, and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Operations. A Master's degree in Aeronautical Science, with concentrations in Aviation Education, Aviation Management, and Aviation Safety and Security Management is also offered.  Each of these concentrations prepares the graduate for a career in a specific area of the aerospace industry. 

In addition, to the above concentrations, the Aerospace Department offers an Air Traffic Control add-on program.This program allows graduates to be recommended to the FAA for Air Traffic Controller training and hiring. The ATC program is independent of the six Aerospace concentrations, allowing any MTSU Aerospace student to enter the program. 

The MTSU Aerospace faculty represents a broad range of experience and education. Most faculty are pilots in addition to having a field of specialization. The faculty members are widely recognized and respected within the industry for their knowledge and experience. They are also well known for their willingness to work with and advise students, giving these students the benefit of their real world and real life experience.


The mission of the Aerospace Department is to prepare our students to become the leaders of the next generation of aerospace professionals by developing the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for successful careers in aerospace.

The Aerospace Department endeavors to provide a challenging, collegial, and safe educational experience. To support our safety culture, submit safety related issues via the Aerospace Department Safety Reporting Form.

Take an Aerospace Department Tour led by Flite Test

***Congratulations to this year's scholarship recipients! To see the recipients, click here.***

To apply for a flight lab, follow the steps below.

Step 1:
Download and read the Flight Lab Guide thoroughly and review the additional costs of flight labs.

A summary checklist is also available.

Step 2:
Complete the "Flight Lab Request Form" for the semester you wish to enroll within the application period specified.  You will receive an email confirmation of your submission.  Late or inaccurate submissions will be considered only after all other applications.

Spring 2022:
Flight Lab Request Form

Fall 2021:
Flight Lab Request Form


Fall Application
June 1 – June 30

Spring Application
Sept 15 – Nov 15 

Summer Application
Feb 15 – April 15

Additional Tools

Applicable Flight School Deadlines Operations Reference Manual Flight Scheduling System