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Master's Degree in Aviation Safety

 

Student Learning Outcomes – The graduate with a Master of Science degree in Aviation Safety will be able to:

• Apply the knowledge and skills appropriate to aviation safety and aviation management.
• Understand and use specialized knowledge in aviation safety, and aviation safety program management.
• Gain an understanding of research methods and how they may be applied to the aviation industry.

This program is designed to prepare individuals for a career in aviation safety, safety program management, aviation management, airport safety, and cabin or maintenance safety. The degree is especially relevant for those who have earned a baccalaureate degree in aviation or those who are working in the field require more specialized knowledge. 

To be accepted into this program, a student must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50 in the undergraduate major. Suitable educational background or experience in aviation is required for acceptance into this degree program.  Exceptions to this standard may be granted on a case by case basis. A student must pass a comprehensive examination before completion of the program or complete a thesis.

It is preferable that students start their program with AVIA 5001, AVIA5002, and CTE5900 Introduction to Research Methods to be exposed to the writing and research required for graduate level study. 

Required Coursework ..............................................................................................................  14 credit hours

Professional Orientation (500x)........................................................... 3 credit hours

AVIA 5001 Graduate Studies Orientation (1)
AVIA 5002 Aviation Professional Ethics (2)

Research......................................................................................... 3 credit hours

CTE 5900 Introduction to Research Methods (3), OR
SAFE 5940 Current Literature and Research (3) / AVIA 5940 Current Literature and Research (3), OR
SAFE 6950 Thesis (3) / CTE 6990 Thesis (3) (May be repeated twice - maximum of 6 credit hours)

Safety Program Management (55xx) .................................................... 8 credit hours

AVIA 5500 Aviation Systems Safety and Risk Management (3)
AVIA 5510 Aviation Safety Program Management (3)
AVIA 5590 Aviation Safety Law (2), OR AVIA 4090 Aviation Law (3)

Department Approved Graduate Coursework ............................................................................ 18 credit hours

Incidents & Accidents....................................................................... 3 (or more) credit hours

AVIA 5520 Aircraft Accident Investigation (3)
AVIA 5521 Technical Analysis of Aircraft Accidents I (3)
AVIA 5522 Technical Analysis of Aircraft Accidents II (3)
AVIA 5530 Principles of Aviation Accident Causation (3)

Human Factors (56xx)....................................................................... 3 (or more) credit hours

AVIA 5600 Human Dynamics in the Cabin (3)
AVIA 5605 Psychological Human Factors (3)
AVIA 5610 Airmanship Human Factors (3)
AVIA 5615 Physiological Human Factors (3)

Practice Area (50x0)....................................................................... 3 (or more) credit hours

AVIA 5030 Airport Planning and Design (3)
AVIA 5040 Crew Resource Management (3)
AVIA 5050 Flight Deck Ergonomics (3)
AVIA 5060 Principles of Cabin Safety (3)
AVIA 5070 Aviation Maintenance Safety (3)
AVIA 5080 Air Traffic Control Error Management (3)

Department Approved Electives................................................................................ 9 credit hours

Either Thesis or Departmental Comprehensive Exam is required.

MINIMUM GRADUATE HOUR TOTAL.................................................................... 32 credit hours

 

For more information, contact:

Dr. John Horine
Graduate Program Coordinator and Professor Emeritis in Aviation
TR Gaines 210D
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Campus: (660) 543-4457
Email: horine@ucmo.edu

OR

Dr. Darren Smith
Assistant Graduate Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor in Aviation
TR Gaines 210L
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Campus: (660) 543-4878
Email: dasmith@ucmo.edu

OR

Department of Aviation
TR Gaines 210
Warrensburg, MO 64093
(660) 543-4969