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School of Aeronautics

Aviation Training at a Christian University


Prepare for a successful career in the aeronautics field with a degree from Liberty University, renowned for having one of the largest faith-based collegiate aviation programs in North America. Liberty’s School of Aeronautics offers comprehensive training that equips you with the skills needed to excel in the aviation industry.

Whether your ambition is to become a pilot or an unmanned aerial systems operator, we offer two distinct pathways to accommodate your goals. You can pursue a residential B.S. in Aeronautics degree or,  as an online student, opt for a B.S. in Aviation Professional Pilot degree, both of which hold FAA approval for the prestigious 1000-hour Restricted Air Transport Pilot program. If your aspirations lie in aviation leadership, our B.S. in Aviation degree offers various cognates, including Management, Maintenance Management, or Unmanned Aerial Systems, enabling you to develop expertise in your chosen area.

For those looking to elevate their aviation career, we offer 100% online Master’s in Aeronautics and Doctor of Philosophy in Aviation programs. Our master’s degree is meticulously designed to enhance your knowledge and skillset, propelling you forward in your field. In contrast, our doctoral program is tailored to cultivate pioneering researchers and leaders within the aviation industry. Choose Liberty University’s School of Aeronautics to embark on a transformative journey towards a successful and impactful aviation career.



Take Your Aviation Degree to the Next Level

Master of Science in Aeronautics – Online

Degree Concentrations include: Aviation Education, Aviation Leadership, Aviation Safety

PhD in Aviation – Online

Our Ph.D. in Aviation online can also help prepare you to pursue exciting new career options.

Safety is Our Number One Priority

Our safety reporting system is available to both students and instructors. It offers the ability to report anything you witness or experience that may be inconsistent with our safety standards, whether it be in flight, during ground operations or an observation on the airport ramp. You can choose to remain anonymous during the completion of the form. The more information you can provide about the issue, the better we can help to address it.

Loening Trophy: 2017, 2018 and 2019 winner of the prestigious Loening Trophy awarded to the outstanding all-around collegiate aviation program in the United States.

American Airlines Safety Award: 2016, 2017, and 2018 winner of the American Airlines Safety Award.

Prepare for Success in Your Future Career

See how our students and alumni are performing in the classroom and in their careers.


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