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Why study Aviation and Space online through OSU?

The online Doctor of Education in Applied Educational Studies with a specialization 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 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 opportunities. 


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. 



Aviation studentsTo apply to the Applied Educational Studies - option in Aviation and Space Education, Ed.D. 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 or MAT scores (within the last five years)

Application deadlines:

  • June 1 — Fall Semester
  • October 1 — Spring Semester
  • March 1  Summer Semester 



2020-2021 Estimated Cost Per Credit Hour
  Resident Non-Resident
Tuition $230.45 $360.00
Fees $201.75 $201.75
Total $432.20 $561.75
* This is only an estimate of costs, based on currently approved 2020–2021 rates. Cost estimates do not include textbooks or exam and course fees. Costs will vary if coursework is not fully completed online. Active-duty military may qualify for resident tuition rate. Tuition and fees are subject to change at any time without prior notice. Full disclaimer 




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