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Why study Aviation and Space online through OSU?

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 through Canvas, 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 opportunities. 


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. 


Course information



SpaceX shuttleTo apply to the Applied Educational Studies - option in Aviation and Space Education, EdD program, complete the following: 

  • Graduate College application 
  • Transcripts from all previously attended institutions (3.0 minimum GPA required; provisional admission may be given to those with a 2.5 minimum GPA)
  • Current resume/vita
  • Personal goal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation 
  • GRE score requirement has been waived 

Application deadlines:

  • April 1 — Fall Semester
  • September 1Spring Semester 



Oklahoma State University offers an affordable single rate for graduate students in online degree and certificate programs.

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