Embry-Riddle graduate focused on flight safety techniques.

Master of Science in
Aviation Safety

The Master of Science in Aviation Safety covers the full scope of aviation and aerospace safety while offering the option for an additional two-course thesis.

About the Master of Science in Aviation Safety

In today's rapidly evolving aviation industry, managing risk and exploring new ways to ensure safe operations is more important than ever. The Master of Science in Aviation Safety is designed to meet the growing demand for professionals who understand the technical challenges of flight safety and can think critically to anticipate the needs of a dynamic and ever-changing industry. 

Student Learning Outcomes

Opportunities available to you while studying aviation safety:

  • Pursue an industry-leading curriculum that includes specific technical skills needed to secure employment in aviation safety like system safety, program management, data analysis and accident investigation 
  • Improve your skills in communication, teamwork and critical thinking 
  • Leverage the resources of the Boeing Center for Aviation and Aerospace Safety 
  • Work with students and instructors from around the world 
  • Learn from instructors with deep industry, government and academic experience 

Aviation Safety Career Opportunities

Careers and Employers

Embry‑Riddle’s expert faculty and reputation for academic and research excellence help give students the safety science skills that are needed. Roles that can be filled by flight safety graduates include: 

  • Accident Investigator 
  • Safety Program Manager 
  • Director of Safety 
  • Safety Data Analyst  
  • FOQA Manager 
  • ASAP Manager 
  • LOSA Manager 
  • Operations Safety Coordination 

Graduates earning an online master’s in Aviation Safety tend to enter the industry with companies such as: 

  • Delta Air Lines 
  • National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) 
  • Airline Pilots Association (ALPA) 
  • American Airlines 

Aviation Safety Salary Information

As of 2023, graduates with an aviation safety master's degree tend to receive competitive salaries, with an income range of $75,000 to $102,000 annually. 


About Aviation Safety at the Worldwide & Online Campus

The online master's in Aviation Safety, available through the Worldwide Campus, allows busy professionals to learn when and where they want, making it ideal for those who want to boost their current skills or begin a new career path. 

Classes in flight safety address all current safety issues based on feedback from our extensive industry connections and our faculty members, who have vast practical experience in safety science. 

All students pursuing a Master of Science in Aviation Safety will have the opportunity to use the Virtual Crash Lab, where they can map a crash site and investigate wreckage through an online interface. 

Aviation Safety Information

  • Credits: 30-36
  • Online or In-Person: Fully online
  • Thesis: Thesis Option  

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