MS In Aeronautics Online Degree
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Years (Avg.)
Class Type 100% online, 8-week courses
Next Start Date Jan 15, 2024
Transfer Credits Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
Accreditation Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC
Learning and Career Outcomes
Degree Highlights
Military Benefits
Admission Requirements
Transfer Policies

Take Your Aviation Career Further with a Master’s in Aeronautics

Aviation is an important field that requires qualified professionals who can educate, train, and lead others. For an upper-level position in aeronautics, most candidates need a higher education credential – like a master’s degree. If you’re seeking to further your career, and you value biblical principles, then Liberty University’s Master of Science (M.S.) in Aeronautics may be the degree for you!

Our aeronautics master’s degree is designed to help you advance in your knowledge and skill set so you can move on to more responsibilities and different positions in your field. We offer a general track as well as specializations in education, safety, and leadership. Whatever the next step is in your career, we have the degree that can help you get there.

Why Choose Liberty University’s Master’s in Aviation?

Choosing where to pursue your master’s degree is a crucial decision. Here are some frequently asked questions that may help you decide if Liberty University is right for you.

Is Liberty accredited?

Does Liberty share the same values as me?

Do the courses include up-to-date information taught by experienced professors?

Can I complete my coursework at my own pace?

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M.S in Aeronautics Specializations


Aviation Education

Aviation Leadership

Aviation Safety

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What Will You Learn in Our Aviation Leadership Program?

Our master’s degree in aeronautics will focus on the skills and knowledge you’ll need to move into a higher position in your field. You will study courses on aviation context and foundations, ethics in aerospace decision-making, applied human factors, and aviation law. You will also complete a course in applied aviation research as well as a capstone project. This will help you conduct advanced research in aeronautics and better prepare for your future role.

Additionally, you have the option to choose one of our specializations:

  • Education – preparation for higher education and training roles
  • Leadership – preparation to take on administrative and management roles
  • Safety – preparation for training and safety inspection roles
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Career Opportunities for Master of Science in Aeronautics Graduates

  • Aircraft manufacturer manager
  • Airline safety program manager
  • Airport manager
  • Aviation education administrator
  • Aviation regulations consultant
  • Aviation trainer/educator
  • Aviation training services course developer
  • FAA safety inspector
  • Higher-level position within an airline or aviation company
  • Military senior leader

Highlights of Our Online Aviation Master’s Degree

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank in the top 10% of’s best online schools in America. Earning your online degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
  • Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.
  • Liberty University holds institutional accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
  • Liberty University’s School of Aeronautics was the 2017, 2018 and 2019 winner of the prestigious Loening Trophy awarded to the outstanding all-around collegiate aviation program in the United States.
  • A challenging and rewarding curriculum will be provided to you by the largest flight school in Virginia while you pursue your online aviation degree.

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Military Benefits for Our Online M.S. in Aviation Management

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

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Admission Requirements for Graduate Online Degrees

A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 or above GPA is required for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions-related information.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts
  • Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form**
  • Proof of English proficiency (for applicants whose native language is other than English)

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during Financial Check-In. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.

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Transfer Policies

At Liberty, we want to help you make the most of your prior education by allowing you to transfer in previously earned college credit. That’s why you can transfer in up to 50% of your total credits for a master’s or doctoral program!

Some restrictions apply. Please visit our Transfer Policy page for more information.