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2012-13 Graduate Catalog 
2012-13 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Aviation Administration, Aviation Management Concentration, M.S.

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Wendy Beckman, Program Director
(615) 494-8755

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

Please see undergraduate catalog for information regarding undergraduate programs.

Admission Requirements

Normally the required minimum test score for admission to this program is 800 on the Graduate Record Examination or 393 on the Miller Analogies Test. Applicants must have graduated from an accredited four-year college or university with a minimum 3.00 GPA to be considered for unconditional admission. Transcripts must reflect 6 hours of research-related coursework (e.g., statistics, computer science, etc.) and 18 semester hours from the following disciplines: aviation, business, or information systems. Demonstrated knowledge equivalent to that obtainable through the undergraduate core curriculum in Aerospace may be substituted for up to 15 of the 18 required semester hours. The aviation coursework must include 6 semester hours in at least two of the following areas: airline or airport management, aviation asset management, fixed-base operations, or theory of flight. Applicants with undergraduate majors in fields other than aviation who have not completed a college-level flight theory course, or who do not possess Federal Aviation Administration or military-issued pilot credentials, will be required to enroll in AERO 1020 (Theory of Flight) during their first semester after admission to the M.S. degree program.

Applicants meeting the above criteria whose cumulative GPA is less than 3.00 but at least 2.75 and who present other qualities deemed valuable by the aviation industry, as determined by the Graduate Program Committee, may be conditionally accepted with academic probationary status. Students with probationary status who fail to achieve and maintain a 3.00 GPA will be suspended from the M.S. degree program.

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) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT); 
  4. submit official transcripts of all previous college work.

Degree Requirements

The Master of Science in Aviation Administration with a concentration in Aviation Management requires completion of 36 semester hours consisting of an 18-hour core, 9 hours in the chosen concentration, and 9 hours of electives with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or greater. If necessary, an additional 3 hours may be taken to complete the thesis; however, these hours may not be applied toward elective requirements.

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 applied research capstone project.

Curriculum: Aviation Administration, Aviation Management

Candidate must complete 36 hours in the following course of study:

Program Notes

Candidate must

  1. file a degree plan in the College of Graduate Studies prior to the completion of 21 credit hours;
  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.

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