MS in Aeronautics – General Expand Your Aviation Knowledge


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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Do you want to take your aviation career to new heights? With advanced skills in aviation management through Liberty’s online MS in Aeronautics, you can become a leader in the field. With your experience enhanced by specialized training, you can stand out as a problem solver and expert with the tools you need to help aeronautics organizations thrive.

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 can be 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?

  • 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

Earning your master’s degree in aeronautics means that you are moving beyond the training and study of your peers. You are preparing yourself to bring a new level of confident understanding and higher-order thinking to the field of aviation and will demonstrate your competence to lead. You will gain new advanced skills and knowledge in aviation safety, management, and leadership while positioning yourself for rewarding roles in companies and organizations that desire qualified aviation professionals.

Liberty’s MS in Aeronautics is designed to give you a practical course of study that expands on your flight and aviation knowledge so you can learn how to manage operations and personnel in an aviation organization. You can learn new skills that can help you advance your career as well as train ethical and competent pilots. With these skills, you can also pursue roles in aviation education, which require advanced training and studies beyond the bachelor’s level.

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 ethical leadership. Finally, you will complete a practical capstone project that will demonstrate your knowledge and help 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.