Lead the evolution of the aviation industry.
Aviation happens 24/7. So, how can you be expected to block out every Thursday evening for class when your schedule changes all the time? That's why Lewis University's flexible Aviation & Transportation, M.S. is becoming the premier choice for aviation professionals looking to take the next step in their career.
Whether you work in maintenance, security, flight or airport management, Lewis' M.S. in Aviation & Transportation prepares graduates to handle the new challenges facing the aviation industry, including:
- Globalization of Transportation
- Aviation and Transportation Safety
- Transportation Sustainability
Through course work, research and industry partnerships, you will earn a comprehensive education and ethical understanding for business and personal success. In fact, recent graduates have gone on to terrific careers at the FAA, Chicago Department of Aviation, Department of Homeland Security, Atlantic Southeast Airlines, AirLiance and American Eagle Airlines as well as in roles as educators.
- 8-week courses all offered online
- Complete your degree in 2 years while working full time
- < 15 students per class for personalized attention
- Customized curriculum to match your specific career plans
- Industry-leading and experienced aviation faculty
- Connections with O'Hare and Midway Airports
The Master of Science in Aviation and Transportation curriculum consists of a total of 36 credit hours, including 24 hours of core coursework, a 3 hour capstone experience and 9 hours of elective coursework from other departments to match your specific career goals, including:
- All candidates for admission must possess a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, or in a major in a related field. If you have work experience in the Aviation or Transportation industries, your bachelor's degree does not have to be in Aviation or in a related field.
- The applicant's overall undergraduate GPA must be 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. In special cases, the GPA may be calculated on the most recent 60 semester hours of coursework.
- Under certain circumstances, students who do not meet the GPA requirement (GPA below 3.0, but above 2.5) for full admission may be admitted to the program on a provisional basis. After nine hours of graduate study with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, the student's application will be reviewed again for full admission by the Chair of the Aviation and Transportation Studies Department and the Program Director.
- A maximum of 6 semester hours of graduate level work will be transferable, and must have been completed within the last five years, with a grade of B or higher.
Applying to Lewis is easy. Start your online application right now.