SLU’s Parks College hosts a versatile aircraft fleet, including these cutting-edge airplane options: Diamond DA-20, Seminole PA44, Cirrus SR20 with Garmin Perspective, Canadair Regional Jet Simulator, and an Air Traffic Control Lab.
Saint Louis University's Master of Science in Aviation provides a competitive and rigorous program that prepares graduates for leadership roles within the aviation industry.
This program is well-suited for working professionals as 100% of the courses are taught online, with the exception of a two-credit internship requirement.
The coursework provides a strong foundation and prepares students to perform aviation-related up-to-date research, all of which positions the student for a successful career in a wide variety of aviation positions.
SLU's master's program in aviation consists of 32 credits of graduate-level work: a common core taught in a completely online format and a graduate-level internship experience. Each M.S. student prepares a program of study that must be approved by their faculty advisor, the department chair and the associate dean for graduate education and research for Parks College.
This program of study is developed within the context of the student's background and career goals, allowing students to customize their graduate program to suit their professional goals.
Possible career fields for Master of Science in Aviation graduates include flight training and education, aviation-related management and aviation safety. After graduating, alumni are qualified for management positions within the aviation industry.
Begin your application for this program at www.slu.edu/apply.
Most admitted students meet the following criteria:
All admission policies and requirements for domestic students apply to international students along with the following:
The department is only reviewing applications for the fall semester. To be considered for enrollment in the fall semester, students should submit their application materials by May 31.
Admitted students who want to be considered for an assistantship must submit a separate application for assistantship consideration by March 1.
Once all the materials are received and the online application is complete, the application is reviewed by the Parks College Office of Graduate Education and Research before being sent to the Department of Aviation Science for a recommendation. The final decision is made by Parks’ director of graduate programs.
Admissions decisions are made based on the background and educational experience of students. Applications are reviewed when completed, and decisions are generally made within a few weeks.
Parks College offers graduate fellowship awards and assistantships each year. Assistantships provide tuition, stipend and health insurance. There are also many opportunities for students to receive funding through external research grants that are managed by individual faculty.
For more information, visit the student financial services office online at http://finaid.slu.edu.
SLU's M.S. in aviation requires a minimum of 32 credits beyond a bachelor’s degree: 30 credits of graduate coursework and two credits of graduate-level internship experience. The M.S. in aviation is non-thesis, course-only degree.
Please note: the courses in the Master of Science in Aviation curriculum are taught in an entirely online format.
Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 in all graduate/professional courses.