Main Content

Master of Science in Aviation Management

SIU Aviation Management Student Stands in front of a Plane

Learn the skills necessary to advance your aviation career from the renowned Aviation Management program. In this program, you’ll learn from experienced professionals and educators, while engaging with a variety of other working professionals in collaborative group settings. While honing your skills, you will develop a professional toolkit in data analysis, communication, writing, and aviation topics.

The program produces graduates who are prepared to acquire management positions within the aviation industry and are able to pursue continued education or demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning.

SIU Aviation Student in front of Plane

Master of Science in Aviation Management

The graduate major can be accomplished by fulfilling the requirements for the Master of Science. Including completing all required coursework with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, with no single grade lower than a “C” and satisfactory and timely completion of the research project assigned in AVM 580.

  • Total degree requirements: 30 credit hours
  • Program Core Courses: 21 credit hours
  • Elective Courses: 9 credit hours

Compass Icon View all related graduate courses.


Online and asynchronous coursework affords working professionals the opportunity to complete the MSAVM program in as little as 12 months from anywhere. Completion of the 30 credit-hour MS program will prepare graduates for advancement within the aviation industry.

The online delivery affords working professionals the ability to maintain their professional and personal lives while completing a degree that builds on previous experience and education.


When you think of aviation-related careers, you think of pilots. But as the aviation industry expands, a large number of aviation business administration jobs are necessary to keep air travel moving safely.

A master’s in aviation management provides a broad range of skills, both technical and managerial, that prepare individuals for long-term careers in airline and airport management.

Contact Information

To learn more about the program or request information, contact:

Bryan Harrison
Director of Graduate Studies
Trans Educ Center (TEC) 286 K
545 N. Airport Rd.
Murphysboro, IL 62966

Scholarships and Funding

SIU Aviation Management StudentWe’ve made it part of our mission to dismantle anything that stands between people and discovery. Whether through scholarships, grants, or loans, we put your college experience within reach.

We will guide you through the process and will be available to assist you every step along the way, ensuring that every person has the opportunity to succeed.

Frequently Asked Questions

School of Aviation | College of Health and Human Sciences | 618-453-8898 |