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Master of Science in Aeronautics



The Master of Science in Aeronautics (MSA) degree program is designed to provide the aviation/aerospace professional with a rigorous academic approach to a generalist education oriented degree. It provides an unequaled opportunity for pilot flight crew members, air traffic control personnel, flight operations specialists, meteorologists, industry technical representatives, and aviation educators to enhance their knowledge and pursue additional career opportunities.

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The Master of Science in Aeronautics (MSA) degree is a comprehensive — and unique — advanced degree that combines both theoretical and practical learning experiences to provide the student with a valuable blend of knowledge, skills and abilities well suited for success in the aviation industry. This competitive advantage is made possible because the professors in the MSA Program had successful professional careers in aviation before becoming educators in their second career. The combination of highly qualified professors, a realistic learning environment featuring state-of-the-art technology and the support of an aviation industry that values our graduates, makes the MSA Program the degree of choice for anyone seeking a successful career as an aviation professional. This broad-based degree offers one or more Specializations in disciplines such as:

• Air Traffic Management
• Aviation/Aerospace Operations
• Aviation/Aerospace Management
• Aviation/Aerospace Educational Technology
• Aviation Meteorology
• Aviation Safety Management Systems
• Professional Pilot


View requirements for the M.S. in Aeronautics degree on the Catalog site.


Graduates are employed as human factors specialists, pricing analysts, and systems engineers and in flight operations, flight management, and research. Recent graduates have been hired by companies such as the following:

  • Advanced Aviation Associates
  • Allied Signal Aerospace
  • Beech Aerospace
  • Dufresne-Henry
  • Emory Worldwide
  • Euronet LTD
  • FAA
  • General Dynamics
  • Harris Corp.
  • Honeywell
  • Lockheed
  • NASA
  • Sikorsky Aircraft
  • Texas Department of Transportation
  • Texas Instruments