Aviation and Space Degrees
The B.S. in Aerospace Administration and Operations degree program offers four options:
professional pilot, aviation management, technical services management and aerospace
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.
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 a fall entry
only program with limited spaces available to ensure the program quality and safety.
Incoming first-year students are required to submit a supplemental application to
be admitted into the professional pilot study option. Up to 75 total students qualify each fall semester
for entry into the professional pilot study option and the associated flight training
queue. Students must complete both the OSU Application for Undergraduate Admissions
and the supplemental application for the professional pilot option, which is automatically
sent to all students who select the aerospace administration and operations major,
by November 1 to be considered for the program. Entry decisions are announced by
Professional Pilot Online Application for Current Students
Thank you for your interest in OSU’s Aerospace Administration and Operations: Professional
Pilot degree program. Industry demand has created unprecedented enrollment in our
professional pilot degree option. To meet these demands without sacrificing our quality
education or compromising student safety, current OSU students seeking to enter our
program are required to submit an application for consideration and selection. Available
positions in the professional pilot study option and associated flight training queue
are limited and are fall-entry-only.
A completed supplemental application will include complete online submission of this
Professional Pilot Secondary Application, as well as:
All updated academic transcripts (high school and college, if applicable)
Updated ACT/SAT scores (if fewer than 24 college credit hours earned)
Any updated high school transcripts, non-OSU college transcripts, and/or updated ACT/SAT
scores should be submitted to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org. All documents and completed responses to this online Professional Pilot Secondary
Application must be submitted no later than November 1, 2019. A decision will be made and applicants notified before January 1, 2020.
If you have further questions, please contact Education, Health and Aviation Student
Services at 405-744-6350.
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.
The Master of Science (M.S.) 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.