The online Doctor of Education in Applied Educational Studies, option in Aviation
and Space Education is designed to meet the demands of private and commercial aviation
and aerospace industries, government organizations, educational institutions and the
U.S. military. The program seeks doctoral candidates with strong intellects, proper
educational preparation, breadth and depth of aviation and aerospace experiences and
the capacity for disciplined investigation.
This 100-percent online degree program is delivered throughCanvas, OSU’s online learning platform. All doctoral coursework is offered in an eight-week
format, with the exception of 16-week research course offerings. Students enrolled
full time can expect to complete the EdD in two to four academic years, depending
on credit hour requirement.
The degree emphasizes aviation leadership and executive development; administration
of aviation institutions; aviation law; influencing public policy in the aviation
industry; international aviation issues; the development of air and space flight;
aerospace risk assessment; the earth’s air, land and water systems; the solar systems
to include the sun, planets and probes; applied aviation and space research; and internship
Beginning fall 2020, the program will allow up to a maximum of 30 credit hours of
coursework from a master’s degree, including non-OSU master’s degrees, to be applied
toward the EdD. This reduces the total number of required credit hours from 61 to
a minimum of 31 credit hours.