The online Doctor of Education in Applied Educational Studies with a specialization
in aviation and space 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 Ed.D. in four academic years.
Beginning fall 2020
Up to 30 credit hours of master's course work can be applied to this degree
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 21-30 credit hours of coursework from
a master’s degree, including non-OSU master’s degrees, to be applied toward the Ed.D.
This reduces the total number of required credit hours from 61 to 31-40 credit hours.
To apply to the Applied Educational Studies - option in Aviation and Space Education,
Ed.D. program, complete the following: