Technology (aviation management and human factors), MSTech

The Technology (aviation management and human factors), MSTech program focuses on preparing graduates for a career in the aviation industry and is the foundation for further advanced study.

Why aviation management and human factors?

Courses are offered at the Polytechnic campus, with some courses offered online. The program is designed for flexibility, permitting the student to select a combination of courses in technical and supporting areas, to meet individual goals.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program are provided with professional skills and exposed to educational theory and practice for use in leadership positions within the aviation industry. Management and leadership positions at airports of all sizes require skills in labor management and policy, economics and analysis, national aerospace structure, and aviation law, as well as an awareness of unmanned systems and flight operations. Those interested in the Human Systems and Safety area will find exceptional use of educational discussions on human performance and the human limitations and capabilities of working within a complex system.

Accelerated Master’s Degree option

Finish two degrees faster by combining advanced undergraduate and graduate coursework during your senior year as part of the accelerated master’s degree program.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements 

Applicants must meet the following admission requirements:


  • Minimum of an earned U.S. bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution or the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from an international institution that is officially recognized by that country in a STEM field.
  • Minimum of 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00=A) in their first bachelor’s degree program, or in the last 60 hours of a student’s first bachelor’s degree program.
  • Minimum of 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00=A) in a minimum of nine semester hours of graduate work from a U.S institution; or a cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00=A) from an applicable conferred master’s degree program in a regionally accredited college or university, if applicable.
  • If the applicant does not meet the minimum GPA requirements, the application may still be considered. In certain cases, demonstrated aptitude through professional experience or additional post baccalaureate education will be considered.
  • An online Graduate College application.
  • Official transcript from each college or university attended. Applicants may upload legible unofficial transcripts as part of the online application; if admitted official transcripts are then required.
  • No GRE requirement.
  • Submit a professional resume and personal statement as part of the online admissions application.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation.
  • International applicants must also meet the English proficiency requirements, as defined by Graduate Admissions. Please be sure to review the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE score requirements, as your application will not be processed without valid proof of English proficiency
Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements 

The M.S. Tech Aviation Management and Human Factors requires a minimum of 33 credit hours. These credit hours must include the following:

  • 33 credit hours and a thesis, or
  • 33 credit hours including the required Applied Project course (AMT 593), or
  • 33 credit hours and a portfolio

Please refer to the MSTech Aviation Management and Human Factors Handbook located on the left side bar for additional information.


STEM designation makes students within the program at ASU eligible for STEM specific Scholarships, OPT extension for International Students, and expanded GI benefits for Student Veterans.