MS in Aviation and Aerospace Management (Online)

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‚ÄčIf you’re looking to advance within the challenging, specialized world of aviation, Purdue’s MS in Aviation and Aerospace Management will help you develop essential management and leadership skills . Taught by professors with distinguished educational backgrounds and work experience in civilian aviation, military aviation and governmental roles, our industry-specific courses will prepare you for numerous aviation management roles.

Economic forecasts suggest that a steady increase in traveling passenger and air cargo requirements will fuel a dramatic expansion of the aviation industry, and require a complete restructure of the existing air transportation system architecture. This industry growth is generating a wide range of leadership opportunities in the aviation industry for individuals who possess aviation and aerospace management skills such as operational analysis, safety systems development, project management, systems integration, environmental sustainability, and related interdisciplinary skills.

The curriculum is designed to develop analytic and problem-solving skills and master technical and statistical tools for decision-making, giving you the tools to operate at a higher level. Purdue is a tier-one research university so as you do research assignments in the various courses, you can guide your research topics towards the area that is your future goal.

This program is 100% online, so you can get your degree at your own pace, from anywhere in the world, choosing times for class work and study that fit your lifestyle. Courses are offered in a rolling format that allows you to complete the 30 required credit hours in 12 months to 5 years, with professors available online or by phone to assist.

This degree has been of interest to these professionals

  • Commercial Pilot/Captain
  • Military Pilots/ Instructor
  • Corporate Pilot
  • Engineers/Managers with Aircraft Engineering and Manufacturing
  • Aviation Consultants
  • Transportation Systems Specialist
  • Aircraft Mechanic Supervisor
  • Marshall / Lawyer
  • Field Service Engineer
  • Airport Security & Safety Manager
  • Airport Manager
  • Air Traffic Controller
  • Aviation Meteorologist
  • President/Owner Private Aviation Business

Aviation Safety Management Graduate Certificate

For students who aren't quite ready for the commitment of a master's program, we offer a 4 course Aviation Safety Management Graduate Certificate. For more information on that program, please visit Aviation Safety Management Graduate Certificate