2020 Most Affordable Online Master's in Aviation Programs

By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020
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By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020

This list highlights 12 schools, all of which offer affordable online master's in aviation programs. The University of Central Missouri, our top-ranked school, has the lowest tuition on the list at only $5,854 per year. Second-ranked Delta State University is a similarly affordable option, with an annual tuition of only $6,255. Classes include Air Traffic Administration, Air Transportation, Applied Meteorology, Aviation Safety, Human Factors, and Multi-Engine Flight.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our rankings of the most affordable online bachelor's in aviation degrees. View our methodology or learn more about OnlineU.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 University of Central Missouri $5,854
# 2 #2 Delta State University $6,255
# 3 #3 Florida Tech - Online $9,000
# 4 #4 University of North Dakota $9,405
# 5 #5 Capitol Technology University $10,506
# 6 #6 Purdue University - Main Campus $11,625
# 7 #7 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide $11,713
# 8 #8 Thomas Edison State University $12,024
# 9 #9 Middle Tennessee State University $13,428
# 10 #10 Lewis University $14,400
# 11 #11 Oklahoma State University-Main Campus $14,898
# 12 #12 Kent State University at Kent $21,952
#1
#1
Annual Tuition: $5,854
Annual Tuition: $5,854
Annual Tuition: $5,854
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 51%
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 449
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 728
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (660) 543-4111

Example Classes: Aircraft Accident Investigation, Airport Planning & Design, Aviation Safety Program Management, Aviation Systems Safety & Risk Management, Current Literature & Research in Safety

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Aviation Safety
#2
#2

Delta State University

Cleveland (MS)
Annual Tuition: $6,255
Annual Tuition: $6,255
Annual Tuition: $6,255
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 39%
  • Acceptance Rate: 87%
  • Average SATs: 980 -1250
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 163
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 483
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (662) 846-3000

Example Classes: Air Traffic Administration, Air Transportation, Applied Meteorology, Aviation Safety, Human Factors, Multi-Engine Flight

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Commercial Aviation
#3
#3

Florida Tech - Online

Melbourne (FL)
Annual Tuition: $9,000
Annual Tuition: $9,000
Annual Tuition: $9,000
  • Online Degrees: 3
  • Graduation Rate: 55%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,166
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 675
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (321) 674-8000

Example Classes: Aviation Accident Investigation, Aviation Security, Corporate Aviation Operations and Management, Human Factors in Man-Machine Systems, Impact of Aviation on Human Physiology, Situational Awareness and Decision-Making

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Aviation - Concentration in Aviation Management
  • Master of Science in Aviation - Concentration in Aviation Safety
  • Master of Science in Human Factors in Aeronautics
#4
#4

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks (ND)
Annual Tuition: $9,405
Annual Tuition: $9,405
Annual Tuition: $9,405
  • Online Degrees: 6
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 92%
  • Graduation Rate: 61%
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Average SATs: 1010 -1250
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,851
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (800) 225-5863

Example Classes: Airline Labor Relations and Law, Aviation Economics, Aviation Management Theory, Ethics in Aerospace, General issues in Aviation/Aerospace, Survey of Space Studies

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Business Administration - Concentration in Aviation Management
  • Master of Science in Aviation
  • Master of Science in Aviation - Specialization in Aviation Management
  • Master of Science in Aviation - Specialization in Aviation Safety
  • Master of Science in Aviation - Specialization in Human Factors
  • Master of Science in Aviation - Specialization in Unmanned Aircraft Systems
#5
#5
Annual Tuition: $10,506
Annual Tuition: $10,506
Annual Tuition: $10,506
  • Online Degrees: 4
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 86%
  • Graduation Rate: 52%
  • Acceptance Rate: 75%
  • Average SATs: 1020 -1230
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 54
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 316
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Phone #: (301) 369-2800

Example Classes: Airline Management, Aviation Cybersecurity Management, Aviation Financial and Contract Management, Impact of Emerging Technology on Aviation, Organizational Behavior in the Aviation Environment

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Business Administration - Aviation
  • Master of Business Administration - Aviation Cybersecurity
  • Master of Science in Aviation
  • Master of Science in Aviation Cybersecurity
#6
#6

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette (IN)
Annual Tuition: $11,625
Annual Tuition: $11,625
Annual Tuition: $11,625
  • Online Degrees: 4
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 65%
  • Graduation Rate: 82%
  • Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • Average SATs: 1190 -1440
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 511
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,220
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (765) 494-4600

Example Classes: Aviation Leadership, Human Error and Safety, Management and Design of Instructional Systems, Operational Assessment and Improvement, Transportation Security

Online Master's Degrees

  • Interdisciplinary MS in Engineering - Aeronautics and Astronautics (Non-Thesis)
  • Interdisciplinary MS in Engineering - Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering (Thesis)
  • MS in Aeronautics and Astronautics Aerospace Engineering
  • MS in Aviation and Aerospace Management
#7
#7
Annual Tuition: $11,713
Annual Tuition: $11,713
Annual Tuition: $11,713
  • Online Degrees: 34
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 49%
  • Graduation Rate: 28%
  • Acceptance Rate: 66%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 8,378
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,982
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (800) 522-6787

Example Classes: Air Traffic Control Human Factors, Aviation /Aerospace Accident Investigation and Analysis, Aviation/Aerospace Psychology, Aviation/Aerospace Safety Program Management, International Aviation Policy, Unmanned Aerospace Systems Operations and Payloads

Online Master's Degrees

  • Combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Unmanned Systems 4+1
  • Master of Aviation Maintenance
  • Master of Business Administration in Aviation
  • Master of Science in Aeronautics - Specialization in Aviation and Aerospace Sustainability
  • Master of Science in Aeronautics - Specialization in Aviation Cybersecurity
  • Master of Science in Aeronautics - Specialization in Aviation Maintenance
#8
#8
Annual Tuition: $12,024
Annual Tuition: $12,024
Annual Tuition: $12,024
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 9,475
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 655
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Phone #: (609) 984-1100 x2025

Example Classes: Aviation Economics and Fiscal Management, Aviation Safety and Security Programs Management, Data Analytics for the Aviation Industry, Human Resource Management and Labor Relations in Aviation

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Applied Science And Technology - Concentration in Aviation Management
#9
#9
Annual Tuition: $13,428
Annual Tuition: $13,428
Annual Tuition: $13,428
  • Online Degrees: 4
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 47%
  • Acceptance Rate: 59%
  • Average SATs: 1010 -1260
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,011
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 616
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (615) 898-2300

Example Classes: Airport Design, Anthropometric Factors in Accident Prevention, Aviation History, Environmental Policy, International Aviation Systems, Safety Technology and Engineering

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Aeronautical Science
  • Master of Science in Aeronautical Science - Aviation Education
  • Master of Science in Aeronautical Science - Aviation Management
  • Master of Science in Aeronautical Science - Safety and Security Management
#10
#10

Lewis University

Romeoville (IL)
Annual Tuition: $14,400
Annual Tuition: $14,400
Annual Tuition: $14,400
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 67%
  • Acceptance Rate: 54%
  • Average SATs: 1010 -1200
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 293
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 640
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (815) 838-0500

Example Classes: Human Resource Management and Labor Relations in the Aviation and Transportation Industry, Planning Strategically for Aviation and Transportation Projects, Quality Management Systems for Aviation and Transportation Safety, Regulation of the Aviation and Transportation Industry, Research Methods and Applications in Aviation and Transportation, Topics in Aviation and Transportation

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS in Aviation and Transportation (Non-Thesis Option)
  • MS in Aviation and Transportation (Thesis Option)
#11
#11
Annual Tuition: $14,898
Annual Tuition: $14,898
Annual Tuition: $14,898
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 90%
  • Graduation Rate: 65%
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Average SATs: 1060 -1280
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 821
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 849
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Example Classes: Advanced Aviation Security, Aerospace Executive Decision Making, Aerospace Law, Ethics in Aviation, Historical Significance of Aviation, Space Science

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Aviation and Space
#12
#12
Annual Tuition: $21,952
Annual Tuition: $21,952
Annual Tuition: $21,952
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 62%
  • Acceptance Rate: 88%
  • Average SATs: 1040 -1230
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,947
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,061
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (330) 672-3000

Example Classes: Air Cargo Security, Aviation Industry Contract Management, Human Error Analysis in Aviation, Individual Investigation in Aeronautics, Legal and Regulatory Issues for Air Cargo Management, Weather for Aviation Logistics Planning

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Aviation Management and Logistics

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