MS in Aeronautics Online Degree Elevating the Future of Aerospace with Advanced Education


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100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

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 (MS) in Aeronautics may be the degree for you!

2024 Loening Trophy Winner

Liberty University’s School of Aeronautics is a 4-time recipient of the Loening Trophy — one of the rarest and oldest collegiate aviation awards — for being the nation’s most outstanding college aviation program.

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.

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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Ranked in the Top 10% of’s Best Online Schools in America

What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

  • 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

While pursuing an MS in Aeronautics you will have a range of degree options designed to cater to various interests within the field. Each path offers a deep dive into the specific aspects of aeronautics, helping equip you with the expertise needed to innovate and lead in the ever-evolving aerospace industry.

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Not sure what to choose?

Speak to one of our admissions specialists to help you choose the program that best fits your needs.

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 the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

Graduate Full Time $565/Credit
Graduate Part Time $615/Credit
Military Graduate $275/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service 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)

*Not applicable to certificates.