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Master Of Aviation Science

Advance Your Skills with an Online Masters in Aviation

As a technical aviation graduate program, the Master of Aviation Science (MAS) degree at California Aeronautical University is designed for those interested in elevating their skills and knowledge to move into leadership positions within the fields of airline and airport operations, logistics, and transportation safety.


With increasing levels of air travel activity, labor shortages, and supply chain friction*, the global aviation ecosystem needs qualified management professionals to lead us through the industry’s unique challenges and opportunities.

Take your career to new heights with an online masters in aviation

The online masters in aviation degree program includes technical aviation coursework with an intensive analysis of airway transportation systems, airport operations, airline management, aviation communication systems, logistics management, human resources management, and aviation safety. The program also focuses on the history of air transportation, contemporary issues, and the importance of the human role in all aspects of the aviation and aerospace industries.

Looking to maintain your work and family responsibilities while elevating your career? This master's degree program is designed for working adults like you. It's offered in convenient 100% online classes to residents of California and Arizona.

Graduates of the aviation management master's degree program can work as a fleet manager, global transportation manager, logistics director, or a variety of other positions in airline or airport management.

Master of Aviation Science Highlights

Convenient Online Schedule

Looking for a flexible schedule to advance your career in California or Arizona while maintaining your work and family commitments? The MAS program is offered in convenient and flexible 100% online courses.

Accelerated Program

Courses are offered in a fast-paced, year-round schedule that enables students to earn their online masters in aviation degree in approximately 1.5 years.

Career Planning Assistance

As a career-focused university, CAU degree programs are designed to prepare students for gainful employment. Each student receives job-placement assistance, including resume review, interview preparation and job-lead development.

Aviation-Focused University

Aviation is what we do. With campus locations throughout California and Arizona, we live and breathe an aviation culture and are active participants in the national aviation community.

Online Masters in Aviation Course List

The Master of Aviation Science program is comprised of 56 credits and culminates in a capstone project.

  • Human Factors and Psychology in Aviation
  • Safety Program Management Systems
  • The Airway Transportation System
  • Modern Aviation Communication Systems
  • Technological Development in Aviation
  • Airline Operations and Management
  • Aviation Security
  • Logistics Management
  • And more- see catalog for full course list here.

Master of Aviation Science

Additional Highlights of the Online Masters in Aviation Program

Admissions Requirements

At California Aeronautical University, we want our students to choose an educational plan that gives them every opportunity to succeed. Helping students prepare for their education begins with a required admissions meeting which helps us ensure applicants have the opportunity for personal advising regarding potential success in their field of study.

Before acceptance into the Master of Aviation Science program, candidates must also meet the following requirements:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from an educational institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Provide two letters of reference.
  • Submit a one-page entrance essay.

There are no course prerequisites required to apply to the online masters in aviation program. The GRE/GMAT is also not required. No previous aviation experience required.

Acceptance is based on personal goals, previous experience, individual needs, and any associated program requirements.

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Schedule a meeting with our admissions team to learn more about the program, including program schedule and courses, cost, enrollment deadlines, and more.


Financial Aid and Tuition Reduction

The choice to invest in your education is an important decision considering the time and money you’ll need to dedicate to the process. California Aeronautical University provides tools for students to ease the burden of affording the tuition, fees, and other necessary expenses of higher education.

Every student’s situation is unique, so finding the right financial aid plan for aviation school is important. Financial aid is available to those who qualify and CAU’s financial services coordinators are available to provide one-on-one assistance to help you determine what the best financial plan is for your specific situation.

CAU is also proud to offer the Executive Education Tuition Reduction to eligible students enrolled in the MAS program. This tuition reduction is awarded in the amount of $2,400 based on professional achievement and merit. For complete guidelines, please see the University catalog.

Career Outlook

For those with an online masters in aviation degree

Graduates of the Master of Aviation Science degree may qualify for entry-level positions in transportation, logistics and airport/transportation safety. Graduates with in-field experience may assume greater responsibility beyond an entry-level position within the aviation industry.

Sample job titles available to those who graduate from this program include:

  • Distribution Manager
  • Fleet Manager
  • Global Transportation Manager
  • Logistics Director
  • Logistics Operations Manager
  • Shipping Manager
  • Supply Chain Logistics Manager
  • Transportation Manager
  • Warehouse Supervisor

Our master's degree graduates have been successfully employed by:

  • Delta Air Lines
  • Mojave Air & Space Port
  • Wisk Aero, LLC
  • Kalitta Air

The Online Masters in Aviation Degree in California and Arizona

According to O*Net OnLine, employment of graduates from this type of program is expected to grow by 8% through 2032.

The outlook for California and Arizona employment opportunities is even more optimistic, with a projected growth of 22% in California and 32% in Arizona through 2032.


*Source: Boeing Pilot Technician Outlook,

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