Aviation and Transportation

Lewis University

M.Sc. Online
24 months
800 USD/credit
800 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Master of Science in Aviation and Transportation is designed to offer a multi-faceted approach in preparing graduates for careers in higher education, industry, professional management, government, and other agencies associated with aviation and transportation.


This program will study the current transportation industry and that industry’s regulation from a variety of perspectives. Students will develop an appreciation of human factors and the importance of research in decision-making and will develop skills in communication, human resource management, strategic planning for transportation projects, and quality management systems for aviation and transportation safety. This program incorporates the moral and ethical dimensions of decision-making and interpersonal relations in all coursework.

Through coursework, 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.

Program Features:

  • 8-week courses (students choose classes delivered in online or traditional face-to-face formats)
  • Complete your degree in 2 years while working full time
  • Customized curriculum to match your specific career plans
  • Industry-leading and experienced aviation faculty
  • Connections with O'Hare and Midway Airports

A Preferred Destination for International StudentsOur Master’s in Aviation and Transportation program is a popular choice for our international students, with terrific internship opportunities with leading aviation organizations to help prepare you for your successful aviation career. 
A Fantastic Next Step for VeteransThe military provided you with the skills and training for leadership. Now that you’ve left military life, let us help you put those skills to work for you. With a Master of Science degree in Aviation and Transportation from Lewis University, you can enjoy a productive career in several areas of the aviation industry, including logistics. You can get college credit for your military experience through the Joint Service Transcript. And you can apply for free! 

Programme Structure

Core courses 

  • Overview of the Aviation and Transportation Industry
  • Strategic Planning for Aviation and Transportation
  • Implementing Safety Management Systems
  • Regulatory Systems for Aviation and Transportation
  • Safety Management Systems for Aviation and Transportation
  • Transportation Operations in Supply Chain and Logistics
  • Transportation Security and Operational Resilience
  • Human Resource Management and Labor Relations
  • Current Practices and Future Trends

Skills and Research

  • Research Methods 1
  • Research Methods 2
  • Capstone Experience




Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

With new sessions starting every 8 weeks, we’re always ready for you to take that next step in your career




  • Fully structured
  • No Attendance
  • Continuous support with feedback on request
  • Online group works/assignments

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

All candidates for admission must possess a bachelor’s degree in aviation from a regionally accredited institution of higher education or in a major in a related field. Additionally, applicants must submit:

  • A completed application (along with a nonrefundable application fee).
  • Academic transcripts from each institution attended.
  • A one-to-two page personal statement describing the applicant’s background and how the degree relates to the applicant’s career goals.
  • Two letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant’s likely success in the program.
  • Work experience

    Individuals who have completed a bachelor’s degree in an unrelated area but have work experience in aviation and/or transportation industries may also apply. 

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      800 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 800 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
    • National

      800 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 800 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


    Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

    Getting a Student Visa

    This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

    Due for update

    Updated over a year ago

    Check the official programme website for potential updates.

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