The Master of Commercial Aviation (MCA) program is a 30-hour, fully online degree. The program is especially suited to professionals already established in aviation careers, since it allows students to complete degree requirements on their own schedule. The purpose of the MCA curriculum is to provide students with a focused understanding of aviation concepts, operations, and management.
Full admission to the MCA program may be granted to an applicant who has earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75.
An applicant with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5 may be fully admitted but with an academic hold. The student must earn at least a “B” in each of the first three courses to continue in the program.
During the application process, applicants will be asked to submit official transcripts from their previous institutions to Delta State Graduate Admissions. No standardized test scores are required.
Required Core Courses – 15 semester hours
CAV 605: Methods of Research and Statistics
CAV 610: Advanced Human Factors in Aviation and the Aerospace Industry
CAV 630: Aviation Regulatory Environment
CAV 660: Advanced Aviation Safety
CAV 670: Air Cargo and Logistics Management
Additional Courses – 15 semester hours
CAV 620: Airline Management
CAV 640: Aviation and Airport Planning and Development
CAV 650: Aviation and Airport Operations, Marketing, and Management
CAV 680: Advanced Transportation Systems
CAV 690: Writing in Aviation Business Administration
A candidate for the Master of Commercial Aviation degree must:
1. Fulfill the general requirements for a graduate degree at Delta State University;
2. Complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate credit as specified by the program curriculum.
Applicants with previous graduate credit may transfer up to 12 hours toward the MCA degree, pending approval by the graduate program coordinator and department chair. Applicants with documentation of relevant military training, courses, or credit may be eligible for up to 12 hours of transfer credit, which will be evaluated according to American Council on Education (ACE) standards.