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Master's Degree in Aviation Science:

Concentrations: Airport Operations Management | Aviation Security | Business Administration


Master’s Degree in Aviation Science - Concentration in Aviation Security

 

Designed for aviation professionals, the Master’s Degree in Aviation Science offers a rigorous, broad-based curriculum for students to gain a mastery of the aviation field. Students will complete technical aviation coursework that will include intensive analysis of airway transportation systems, aerospace communication systems, aviation human factors and psychology as well as a concentration in Aviation Security coursework including Security for the Aviation Industry, Earth Observation Systems and Remote Sensing, Global Transportation Security, and Legal Trends in National Security and Counterterrorism. This Concentration will provide an in depth knowledge to excel in and achieve higher positions in security segment in the aviation industry. Students of the Master’s Degree in Aviation Science-Concentration in Aviation Security will apply the knowledge and skills learned throughout the program by completing a required Capstone Project in the last semester.

 

Program Objectives
The Master’s Degree in Aviation Science provides a unique learning experience for aviation industry professionals. By combining a variety of aviation and aerospace courses, the program will enable graduates to broaden their knowledge of the aviation industry, and understand relevant theories and principles of aerospace and their application to real-world situations in the aviation industry. Graduates will be skilled in advanced research and formal writing techniques and will become more versatile within the aviation industry.

 

Program Outline
To receive a Master’s Degree in Aviation Science students must complete 36 credit hours as described below. The length of the program is approximately 12 months or 48 weeks (this will vary if a student transfers in credits).

 

Master’s Degree in Aviation Science- Concentration in Aviation Security Courses: REQUIRED CORE Aviation Courses (21 Credits)

Aviation Human Factors and Psychology

3.0 credit hours

Aviation Safety Program Management

3.0 credit hours

The Airway Transportation System

3.0 credit hours

Aerospace Communication Systems

3.0 credit hours

Aerospace Simulation Systems

3.0 credit hours

Aerospace Technology Development

3.0 credit hours

Aviation Safety Program Management 3.0 credit hours
Contemporary Issues and Trends in Aviation 3.0 credit hours

Aviation Security Courses (12 credits)

Security for the Aviation Industry

3.0 credit hours

Earth Observation Systems and Remote Sensing

3.0 credit hours

Global Transportation Security

3.0 credit hours

Legal Trends in National Security and Counterterrorism 3.0 credit hours

Aviation Capstone Course (3 credits)

Aviation Graduate Capstone Course 3.0 credits hours
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED AS DESCRIBED ABOVE 36 credit hours