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Master of Public Administration

aviation concentration - mpa degree plan.

Advisor: Dave Byers

Thirteen courses (39 graduate credit hours) are required for the MPA degree. Students complete the program by first taking the beginning core courses, then taking specialization courses. As students complete their concentration courses, they complete the ending core courses.

Note: Click on a course name to view a sample syllabi, if available. Please note that these syllabi are generic and should not be considered the final syllabi for any specific term or section of this course. Contact the instructor with any questions.

Beginning Core


Ending Core

Required courses (15 credits)

AVN 8060 Transportation Security
AVN 8250 Airport Administration
AVN 8360 Transportation Safety
AVN 8370 Airport Development
AVN 8750 Transportation Finance

Elective courses (none offered)

Career Path

The MPA Aviation (MPA/A) Concentration program provides the student with an in-depth study of historical and current aviation policy, legal precedents, and administrative functions involving the air transportation system.  As emerging professionals, UNO's MPA/A graduates have the specialized knowledge, analytic skills, and academic credentials to enhance their career advancement opportunities within the aviation industry.  Typical career paths can include positions in:

  • Airport Management
  • Federal & State Aviation Organizations
  • Airport Development Consulting Firms
  • Airline & Support Management
  • Aviation Business Enterprises