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Master of Science

Aviation Safety


The Department of Aviation is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (Higher Learning Commission). The Aviation Safety program is one of the largest degree programs at UCM and is the only publicly funded university in Missouri to offer this program.

The Master of Science in Aviation Safety is designed to prepare individuals for a career in aviation safety, safety program management, or aviation management.

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Requirements for Acceptance into the Program

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

Program Requirements

Core Courses (24 credit hours)

AVIA 4040 Aviation Management 3
AVIA 4090 Aviation Law 3
AVIA 4500 Aviation Safety 3
AVIA 5030 Airport Planning & Design 3
AVIA 5500 Aviation Systems Safety & Risk Mgmt. 3
AVIA 5510 Aviation Safety Program Management 3
AVIA 5520 Aircraft Accident Investigation 3
AVIA 4420 Air Transportation 3
SAFE 4560 Systems Safety 3

Research (3 credit hours)
CTE 5130 Research Methods Applied Sciences & Tech 3
SAFE 5940 Current Literature & Research in Safety 3

Graduate Electives (5 credit hours)

Total: 32 Credit Hours

Questions About the Program

Dr. John Horine
Professor & Advisor for Aviation Safety



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