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College of Aeronautics and Engineering
Master of Science in Aviation Management and Logistics
Course Delivery

100% online

Total Credits


Approximate Program Cost


Degree Features

No GRE requirements;
Basic IELTS score for international students

Program Overview

The Master of Science degree in Aviation Management and Logistics prepares graduates to perform at an advanced level in organizations that move people and/or goods via air transport.

Students in the program examine the business of aviation logistics and its role in the global supply chain. In addition, they learn techniques necessary to understand and develop an aviation logistics model for producing an accurate and effective forecast for demand of aviation services.

Students are given practical experience in negotiating, vetting and managing vendor and labor contracts. They also learn the economic, regulatory, political, geographical and human-centric challenges facing the industry today, including profit strategies, human-error interventions tactics and post-9/11 security legislation concerning air cargo operations.

Safety policy, risk management, assurance and safety promotion are the key focus areas, and students take an in-depth study of the concepts, principles, design, implementation and administration of aviation safety management systems. As weather events are so disruptive to an aviation organization, students gain an understanding of hazardous weather and the products to predict weather impact on aviation operations.

Program Structure

  • 33 minimum total credit hours
  • 13 courses
    • 11 major requirement courses
    • 1 to 2 major elective courses
    • 1 culminating requirement course
  • Students with no previous aviation weather experience are required to take AERN 65400 as an elective. Minimum credit hours for electives depends on meeting total 33 credit hours for degree
  • Maximum 6 credit hours of AERN 65092 and AERN 65496, combined, may be applied toward degree
  • For the culminating requirement, students select either the thesis or capstone. Students selecting the thesis may be planning to advance to a doctorate or are interested specifically in research. The capstone consists of a scholarly paper or project that integrates knowledge attained through coursework and research experience. Students may undertake original empirical research, case studies, reports or research results, theoretical or applied designs of logistical systems. The capstone may include improvements on existing systems or completion of a project from an identified client. Students are engaged in workplace or internship applications of the capstone or empirical analysis of an aviation management and logistics system
  • Students selecting the thesis option must continually register for AERN 65199 for maximum 6 credit hours toward the degree (students may need to register for AERN 65299 to complete the thesis requirement; however, those credit hours do not, whatsoever, count toward the degree). Students selecting the capstone may be repeat the course for maximum 6 credit hours toward degree

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university for unconditional admission
  • Minimum 3.000 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale for unconditional admission
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Goal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • English language proficiency: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions)

Important Dates

No important dates currently scheduled.


Courses for the online MS in Aviation Management and Logistics cover a range of topics essential for professionals who wish to move into management roles in the aviation field. These include legal and regulatory issues, economics and fiscal management, modeling and forecasting for logistics planning, analytics, supply chain management, Six Sigma principles, and more. Students will also complete between 2 and 6 credit hours of aviation management electives and either a thesis or a capstone project to fulfill the program’s culminating requirement.

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Tuition and Fees

Ohio Residents Out of State
Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Approximate Program Cost Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Approximate Program Cost
$536 $1,608 Approximate Cost: $17,700 $546 $1,638 Approximate Cost: $18,000

An additional Distance Learning fee for all students enrolled in a distance learning course is $12 per credit hour. Program tuition and costs are estimated and subject to change.

Actual tuition costs may vary based on a student’s chosen academic plan. For a complete listing of tuition rates for approved online programs please contact the One Stop for Student Services at 330-672-6000, or via our website Contact Us link.

The total program costs are estimates and are not final or binding. Program costs are based on standard fees, but fees may vary based on the actual classes taken.  Kent State University disclaims any liability arising from the use of or reliance upon these program cost estimates by any person.  Program costs are subject to change without notice.

Additional out-of-state surcharge for students enrolled in an online program: All Graduate—All Campuses: $10/hr.

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