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Oklahoma State University

Aviation and Space Degrees

Bachelor of Science

The B.S. in Aerospace Administration and Operations degree program offers five options: professional pilot, aviation management, technical services management, aerospace security and aerospace logistics.

Aerospace Logistics
The aerospace logistics option prepares students to work in the aerospace logistics sector. Employment opportunities include positions with military and civilian maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities worldwide as well as any aerospace organization involved in supply-chain management activities.
Aviation Management
The aviation management option prepares students for management positions in the aerospace industry. Employment opportunities include positions with fixed-base operators, air carriers, corporate flight departments, commuter and air taxi operations and a variety of career areas associated with airport operations, manufacturing, maintenance and government aviation and aerospace organizations. The aviation management option is accredited by Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI).

The aerospace security option prepares students for careers in aviation/aerospace security management fields. Employment opportunities include governmental agencies and private industry that deal with aerospace security operations.

Professional Pilot
The professional pilot option prepares students for careers in flight operations in both the general aviation and the air carrier segments of the aviation industry. Flight training offerings include a full spectrum of Federal Aviation administration (FAA) airman certifications with Private, Instrument, Commercial, Multiengine, Certified Flight Instructor, CFI-Instrument and CFI-Multiengine courses offered. Flight training at OSU is conducted under exacting FAA Part 141 standards using a proprietary syllabus designed to emphasize automation, multiengine and “real world” operations. The aerospace administration and operations, professional pilot option is available through OSU-Stillwater and OSU-Tulsa campuses.

First-year students who plan to enter our program after Spring 2019 will be required to submit a supplemental application to be admitted into flight laboratory classes. Up to 75 total students will qualify to enroll in flight laboratory classes and enter the queue for flight training. Students must apply and be admitted to OSU to receive the supplemental application for the professional pilot degree option.

Technical Services Management
The technical services management option builds on an individual's technical experience in aircraft maintenance or avionics to prepare the students for management positions in all segments of the industry. Twenty-five hours of technical training may be credited toward this option if received from an accredited institution.


Graduate Programs

Master of Science, Aviation and Space
The Master of Science in Aviation and Space emphasizes management, leadership, legal and regulatory issues, finance, current issues and content regarding the space industry and related government programs and missions. Students participating in this program come from a variety of backgrounds including aviation, military and government. The scope of this degree program is designed to prepare professional leaders for positions in the aerospace industry.

The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Applied Educational Studies with the aviation & space specialization emphasizes aviation leadership and executive development, administration of aviation institutions, aviation law, air carrier industry, international aviation issues and applied aviation and space research. The Space portion emphasizes the development of air and space flight; the earth’s air, land and water systems; and the solar systems to include the sun, planets and probes. The aviation and space program seeks doctoral candidates with strong intellects, proper educational preparation, breadth and depth of aviation and space experiences and the capacity for disciplined investigations. The scope of this doctoral degree program is designed to prepare professional leaders for positions in the aviation/aerospace industry, as well as prepare future faculty members to instruct aviation/aerospace content within the higher education institution.