Purdue University

College of Technology

Aviation Technology


Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual & Performing Arts

Krannert Center, Suite 104; 425 W. State Street

West Lafayette, IN 47907

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The graduate program in Aviation Technology provides a comprehensive education leading to the master of science degree with a specialization in aviation and aerospace management. Coursework options focus on the following concentration areas: global aviation, aviation management, human factors,and aviation operations. A PhD program with a technology emphasis is also available. Flexibility of individual programs is stressed, and faculty mentors will assist students in designing a degree program that addresses their particular aviation interests. All students are expected to acquire a broad background in aviation management practices and in the design and quantitative methods necessary for research in the field. The primary goal of the program is to produce master’s and doctoral level graduates educated in the use of aviation research and management methodologies, and with the background and training to make substantive contributions to the aviation field. The master of science degree program requires the completion of a research-oriented thesis or directed project. The PhD program is research-oriented and requires a dissertation on research completed with an aviation focus.


Purdue University is an accredited member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

International Student Requirements:

International Applicant Requirements: Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average: 3.0 or equivalent required for unconditional admission Graduate Record Examination (GRE): Required -- no minimum score set TOEFL for Non-Native English Speakers: Minimum Paper-Based Test (PBT) Score Required: 550 Minimum Computer-Based Test (CBT) Score Required: 213 Minimum Internet-Based Test (IBT) Overall Score Required: 77 With the following minimum section requirements: Reading: 19 Listening: 14 Speaking: 18 Writing: 18 IELTS (Academic Module): An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 6.5 or higher will be accepted TWE for Non-Native English Speakers: Not required, but recommended

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 33

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 405 USD

In State Tuition (per year): 10024 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 28192 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize Suburb

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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