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What will I learn?

The Master of Science in Aviation (MSA) is designed to help meet the professional growth needs of persons interested in a wide range of aviation careers.


The Master of Science in Aviation – Applied Aviation Safety requires the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 36 credit hours. Students have the option of either a thesis program of study, or a nonthesis program of study that includes a final program examination.

Aviation accidents cost the airline industry invaluable human lives, millions of dollars, and the loss of consumer confidence. Applied aviation safety gives experts a process to go beyond uncovering the causes of accidents and rather focus on how to predict and prevent them.

Hands-On Learning In the Field

Florida Tech's master's in aviation safety curriculum ensures students experience their degree with hands-on learning outside the classroom. Located within the High Tech Corridor on Florida's Space Coast, students are minutes away from work experience and research opportunities at an international airport, able to study with airline staff and several kinds of training aircraft to gather insight on the safety challenges facing the industry.

Learn From Dedicated, Experienced Aviation Professionals

Coming to Florida Tech for a master's in aviation safety gives students experienced mentors who have literally "written the book" on aviation safety. Professors have written and co-authored aviation safety textbooks, journal articles and hundreds of citations. Experts in the air as well as on the ground, most professors are experienced commercial, private and military pilots. The learning environment is cooperative and designed for collaborative study, including team research projects and internships.

Safety experts are needed in every part of the aviation industry. Private, commercial, and military airlines and airports rely on applied aviation safety graduates to keep their aviation systems running smoothly and safely.

Which department am I in?

College of Aeronautics

Study options

Full Time (36 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $1,241 per credit hour

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected August 2021


Florida Institute of Technology

Melbourne Campus,

150 W. University Blvd.,



32901, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

The applicant to the Master of Science in Aviation – Applied Aviation Safety program must have earned a bachelor’s degree, or its equivalent, from an institution of acceptable academic standing. To be considered for admission, the student’s academic and professional record must indicate a high probability the applicant will be able to pursue graduate work satisfactorily. Undergraduate degrees need not be in aviation; however, preparatory coursework may be required in specific areas to assure successful pursuit of the MSA. Such coursework is determined by the College of Aeronautics before admission. The student is advised of any such requirements before final acceptance.

Students whose home language is not English are considered to have demonstrated English language proficiency if they have done any of the following:

Taken an Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) with an earned score of at least 79, an IELTS with an earned score of at least 6.0, a PTE Academic with an earned score of at least 58, a Cambridge English: Advanced with an earned score of at least 180 (Grade of C), an official Florida Tech TOEFL (paper based) with an earned score of at least 550. Application Deadlines: Fall - June 8; Spring - Oct. 14.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About this uni

Florida Institute of Technology is an internationally recognized institution providing a variety of degrees taught by industry-leading faculty.

  • One of the most internationally diverse student bodies in U.S
  • Outstanding reputation for STEM subjects
  • Provides scholarships to most students
  • Located in sunny Melbourne, Florida