What will I learn?

The Master of Science in Aviation – Aviation Safety degree program is designed for adult working professionals in public, private and military aviation-related professions where advanced knowledge of aviation safety is necessary. Persons interested in aviation safety management, accident/incident investigation, technical aviation consulting and educational, regulatory or investigative positions in government or private organizations would find this program appropriate.

For professionals already working in public, private and military aviation-related professions, advanced knowledge of aviation safety is essential. Florida Tech's master's degree in aviation safety is designed for students that need the skills to go beyond uncovering the causes of accidents, but insight in how to predict and prevent them. Students study important topics such as safety policy, risk management, and promotion of employee safety, to name a few.

Convenient Online Learning

Florida Tech makes it easy with a convenient online learning program that brings students and faculty together – even from thousands of miles away. Engaging discussion boards and live chat sessions with professors and peers provide a sense of academic closeness that is sometimes missing from other online programs. Earning a master's degree in aviation safety degree online is the perfect solution for working professionals or for individuals who do not live close to a university that offers advanced degrees.

A Respected Aviation Program

Florida Tech has one of the leading university-based aviation programs in the country, training students in this important field and preparing future leaders with the expertise they need. Florida Tech is also among several elite universities selected to be part of the FAA Center of Excellence Partnership to Enhance General Aviation Safety, Accessibility and Sustainability to gain research funding to improve aviation safety.

Experienced Faculty – Many of them Pilots

Students earning a master's degree in aviation safety online receive guidance from experienced mentors who have literally "written the book" on aviation safety. Florida Tech 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 – a unique collaborative of expertise not often found in similar online programs.

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. Through this unique online learning experience, graduates with a master's degree in aviation safety are able to find new career opportunities includes such position as safety inspectors for airlines, airports and the government, quality assurance and control, or even as safety experts and consultants to maintain regulations that impact safer travel. Florida Tech's high-tech learning environment gives students access to a well-respected aviation program to earn a master's degree in aviation safety.

Which department am I in?

Florida Institute of Technology

Study options

Online/Distance (30 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $600 per credit hour

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

Application deadline

Expected March 2021

Start date

Expected October 2020

Entry requirements

For international students

Students looking to enroll in a master's degree program at Florida Tech must hold a bachelor's degree (four-year degree) in a related field from a recognized, regionally accredited college or university (or the international equivalent). Applicants must have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 as an undergraduate in order to be considered for admission to a Florida Tech master's degree program. The degree is especially relevant for those who have earned undergraduate degrees in aviation-related fields or those who have non-aviation-related degrees and who have gained aviation foundational knowledge through experience and now require more specialized aviation safety knowledge.

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.

*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