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Earn a master’s of science in aviation, train for advanced leadership positions

Aviation is booming, and so are opportunities for qualified professionals. Spurred by population trends and business needs, the industry continues to experience robust growth.

By 2036, the number of air passengers is expected to reach 7.8 billion -- nearly double the current amount. Managing this vital, complex industry requires a unique blend of general and specialized business expertise.

Our master’s degree in aviation will help prepare you for key administrative and executive roles in the field. You’ll not only gain comprehensive knowledge about the latest technological and business trends, but you’ll be able to apply your knowledge to real-life industry challenges. We’ll prepare you to become a sought-after professional with the capabilities needed to make sound business decisions, maintain profitability, manage your team, and ensure customer satisfaction.

Why Capitol?


Our programs provide practical experience

At Capitol, we believe online learning can equal and even surpass a traditional classroom environment. We provide our online learners with virtual labs and a state-of-the-art instructional delivery platform. With our program, you’ll gain the interaction and hands-on practice you need to develop your potential. 


We’re industry-focused

Capitol has built a strong track record of providing high-quality academic programs that respond to emerging industry needs, from business analytics to cybersecurity.


Program is 100% online

Our master’s in aviation is offered 100% online. Once you are accepted, all you need is an Internet connection and you can attend class. We keep the classes small so you receive personalized attention from faculty who are interested in sharing their knowledge and helping you succeed.

Capitol Tech Opportunities

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Capstone Project

You’ll work with faculty mentors to develop a major research project or business proposal that demonstrates your mastery of program curriculum and provides prospective employers with evidence of your knowledge and experience.

Key Faculty

Richard Baker

Dr. Richard Baker

Director of Master’s Programs

Dr. Richard Baker is director of master’s programs at Capitol Technology University. He previously served as associate professor in Indiana State University’s Department of Aviation Technology, and as executive director of the Center for Unmanned Systems and Human Capital Development.  Richard holds a BS in mathematics and an MS in computer science from Indiana State University. He received his doctorate in information systems from Nova Southeastern University.  

Ian McAndrew

Dr. Ian McAndrew

Dean of Doctoral Programs

An internationally recognized leader in aerodynamics research and expert on low-speed flight, Dr. McAndrew has five degrees: a PhD, two master’s degrees and two bachelor’s degrees. He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. Dr. McAndrew chairs several international conferences and journals and is invited to give keynote speeches all over the world. He started his career in the automotive industry as an engine designer, and has worked at several universities across the globe. Dr. McAndrew is dean of doctoral programs at Capitol.

Career Opportunities

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Market Demand for Aviation

Those who earn a master of science in aviation pursue careers as:

  • Assistant Vice President, Aviation
  • Director of Operations
  • Vice President, Avionics
  • Managing Director, Aviation
  • Corporate Marketing Officer
  • Aviation Industry Senior Strategist

Degree Details


Generally, to apply to a graduate degree program, you should have completed a bachelor's degree or be completing a bachelor's degree prior to enrollment and should have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average or higher.

Some master of science programs have additional technical competency requirements.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates are subject to change without notice.

The following rates are in effect for the 2019-2020 academic year, beginning in Fall 2019 and continuing through Summer 2020:

  • The per credit charge for graduate courses:
    • Online or satellite campus (per credit) - $618, plus fees (information technology and other applicable fees)
    • Independent study (per credit) - $860, plus fees (information technology and other applicable fees)
  • The active duty military tuition rate is $350 per credit, plus fees (additional discounts and scholarships do not apply) 
  • There is no charge for online application, $40 fee for paper application
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