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2013-14 Graduate Catalog 
2013-14 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Aviation Administration, Aviation Safety and Security 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 the 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 n 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.

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 Safety and Security 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) usually taken in the semester in which the candidate intends to graduate;
  2. successfully complete a thesis or applied research capstone experience.

Curriculum: Aviation Administration, Aviation Safety and Security 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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