MS in Aeronautics – Aviation Safety Expand Your Knowledge of Safety in Aviation


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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Every year, aeronautics organizations meet with new regulations and standards for safety. These changes can be challenging to evaluate and implement without having highly-trained aviation safety professionals on staff, ready to train and advise. If you want to be an expert in aviation safety regulations and best practices so that you can fill this vital need in the field, then you may need training beyond the bachelor’s level. Liberty’s online Master of Science (MS) in Aeronautics – Aviation Safety is designed to give you the in-depth and advanced studies in regulations, procedures, and management techniques you will need to be a leader in aeronautics safety.

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.

In your Master of Science in Aeronautics, you will study under our faculty of seasoned professionals who have years of real-world aviation experience. You will explore advanced techniques and cutting-edge technology that can help you apply your flight training and experience to new challenges in aviation.

With our mission to Train Champions for Christ, we have based all the courses within our School of Aeronautics on biblical principles, so you are prepared to act with excellence and integrity in all you do. Our students have a reputation as honest hard workers who are well-trained in their field. As a result, our graduates are highly sought after by employers. When you partner with us, you can be confident that we will give you the foundation you need to become a respected, innovative industry leader.

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What Sets Us Apart?

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  • 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

By earning a graduate aviation safety degree, you can use your experience to help new pilots become safer and more effective. Corporations, flight schools, government agencies, and other aviation organizations need experts who can help implement new regulations. Through the MS in Aeronautics, you will gain new advanced skills and knowledge in aviation safety, management, and leadership while positioning yourself to meet the demand for aviation safety professionals.

Liberty’s MS in Aeronautics is designed to give you a practical course of study that expands on your flight and aviation knowledge to learn how to manage operations and personnel in an aviation organization. You can learn new skills that can help you advance your career and train aviation professionals for critical safety procedures. With these skills, you will be well-equipped to pursue roles in aviation safety management.

Earning a Master of Science in Aeronautics will provide you with a well-rounded understanding of the aviation industry and leadership. You’ll dive into courses in aviation safety and leadership to prepare for the ever-changing aeronautics field. Throughout our master’s in aeronautics program, you will expand on your previous flight and aviation safety training. You will study the structure of aviation organizations, aviation law, and how to be an ethical leader.

The aviation safety specialization provides additional, advanced studies in aviation safety to prepare you for specialized roles as a safety expert in the aerospace industry. You will study practical approaches to building a safer work environment and learn in-depth assessment approaches. You will also have a firm grounding in current issues in aviation safety so that you are ready to enter the field up-to-speed on the challenges of today.

Finally, you will complete a practical capstone project that will demonstrate your knowledge and help to establish you as an expert in aviation.

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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.