Aviation Science, MAS

Study the Science of Flying Aircraft

Aviation is a major driving force connecting the world. To keep up with the field’s innovation, more and more jobs are being created and a new workforce is needed. There are a high number of careers you can pursue with USU’s 100% online Master of Aviation Science degree. Whether you want to be a professional pilot, do aircraft maintenance, teach, or take on an airport management role, aviation careers are paid and in demand.

Degree at a Glance

Yearly Start Dates
Industry Relevant Courses
Online Curriculum
Program Credit Hours
Estimated Annual Tuition*

*This estimation reflects three semesters of tuition and fees for in-state part-time resident students using the 2021-2022 Tuition & Fee schedule. Final tuition and fees may vary on a case by case basis. Please contact the Utah State University registrar’s department, or see the last page in the USU Tuition & Fee schedule for full information regarding tuition and fees.

Career Outlook for Graduates

There are a lot of jobs available if you have a Master of Aviation Science degree. You can become a professional pilot or remote pilot, an aircraft technician or mechanic, an airport manager, maintenance supervisor, and more. There are many opportunities within aviation, and the job growth for many of these careers are expected to grow by 5% according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Median Pay

  • Professional Pilot – $115,670
  • Aircraft Mechanic – $63,060
  • Airport Manager – $63,060*
  • Aviation Consultant – $91,217*
  • Aviation Manager – $169,442*
  • UAS Coordinator – $78,141*

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018
* Salary.com, 2019

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Why Earn a Master of Aviation Science Degree from USU Online

The faculty teaching and running this program are pilots, aviation mechanics, remote pilots, and more, with real-world experience. They awork closely with student in an online environment, to ensure they are qualified and ready for their future careers.

Some of the major topics and courses covered are aviation technology and automation, flight safety program management, aircraft accident investigation and analysis, and more. Whatever you decide on for a career, you will have a solid base when you graduate to land the job you want.

Resources for Online Students

For online students based in Utah, resources such as local support, study spaces, BlueZone WiFi, and testing services, are available at the statewide campus nearest to them. Students both in-state and out-of-state have access to virtual services provided from various organizations and offices based at Logan main campus. See our Student Resources page for more information.

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Out-of-State and International Student Disclaimer
Utah is a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) and Utah State University (USU) is an approved SARA institution, which means we adhere to established standards for offering post-secondary e-learning programs in all member states. Please review our state authorizations to see if this program is offered in your state and our process for student complaints against the university.
International students studying at USU on the F-1 or J-1 visa must have the majority of their classes each semester be face-to-face in order to meet the physical presence requirement to maintain their visa status. Students on the F-1 visa must enroll in classes at the Logan or USU Eastern campuses. Students on the J-1 visa must enroll in classes at the Logan campus.

The First Step is a Conversation. Talk to Baron.

Andreas Wesemann

Andreas "Baron" Wesemann
Associate Professor, Professional Practice
(435) 797-0680