Nov 15, 2019  
2019-20 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-20 Graduate Catalog

Aeronautical Science, Aviation Education Concentration, M.S.


Paul Craig, Program Director
(615) 494-8637
Paul.Craig@mtsu.edu

The Department of Aerospace  offers the Master of Science (M.S.) in Aeronautical Science with concentrations in Aviation Education, Aviation Management, and Aviation Safety and Security Management.

Please see undergraduate catalog for information regarding undergraduate programs.

Admission Requirements


Admission decisions are based on a holistic assessment of an applicant’s credentials. Applicants must have graduated from an accredited four-year college or university with a minimum 3.00 GPA. Completion of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), Miller Analogies Test (MAT), or Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) with an acceptable score (typically in the 50th percentile for the test selected) is required.* Three letters of recommendation from academic or professional acquaintances and a personal statement are also required. The personal statement should be approximately 400 words and should outline the student’s academic interests, potential area(s) of research interest, and professional goals. Undergraduate transcripts must reflect 15 semester hours of aviation coursework. Applicants with undergraduate majors in fields other than aviation will be required to complete AERO 1010 and AERO 1020 during their first semester in the M.S. program and 9 additional hours of undergraduate aviation courses prior to the completion of 21 hours of graduate credit. Applicants holding Federal Aviation Administration certificates may receive credit for AERO 1010 and AERO 1020.

*NOTE: The entrance exams requirement may be waived by the department based on previous degree and GPA.

Application Procedures


All application materials are to be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies.

Applicant must

  1. submit an application with the appropriate application fee (online at www.mtsu.edu/graduate/apply.php);
  2. submit three letters of recommendation from professors or professionals that address the applicant’s potential to successfully complete an M.S. program in Aviation Administration;
  3. submit official scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Miller Analogies Test (MAT), or Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) (may be waived by the department based on previous degree and GPA).
  4. submit official transcripts of all previous college work.
  5. submit a personal statement.

Degree Requirements


The Master of Science in Aeronautical Science with a concentration in Aviation Education requires completion of a minimum of 36 semester hours. Student must select the thesis or non-thesis option.

Candidate must 

  1. successfully complete a written comprehensive examination (may be taken no more than twice) the semester in which the candidate intends to graduate;
  2. successfully complete a thesis or non-thesis option.

Curriculum: Aeronautical Science, Aviation Education


The following illustrates the minimum coursework requirements.

Thesis Option (36 hours)


Non-Thesis Option (36 hours)


Program Notes


Candidate must

  1. file a degree plan in the College of Graduate Studies prior to entry into the program;
  2. file a Notice of Intent to Graduate form in the College of Graduate Studies within the first two weeks of the term in which candidate intends to graduate.