The Middle Georgia State University School of Aviation is the only School of Aviation within the University System of Georgia and is home of the Institute for Applied Aerospace Research. The school awards a number of aviation degrees and certificates, including:

Bachelor of Science in Aviation Science and Management with major tracks in Professional Flight (airplane and helicopter), and *Management.  *This degree has fully-online degree options.
Associate of Applied Science and/or certificate programs in Aviation Maintenance Technology (Airframe and Powerplant), Avionics, Aircraft Structural Technology, and Air Traffic Management.

The airplane fleet is equipped with modern and advanced avionics systems. Helicopter instruction includes NVG and Part 133 Slingload operations.

The School of Aviation faculty is composed of experienced, credentialed executives and leaders from the airline industry, legal community, military, and government sectors. We maintain professional affiliations with major airlines, manufacturers, aircraft maintenance organizations, and service firms. Many of our graduates find employment with these and other organizations immediately following graduation.

The Middle Georgia State University Institute for Applied Aerospace Research works in collaboration with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) fabricating flightworthy hardware and test articles for the James Web Space Telescope. The institution has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval for Certificates of Authorization to operate Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) – testing airworthiness and developing operational processes. Additionally, Middle Georgia State has completed several research and development projects for private firms that include fabricating prototype composite and metal components. The University has also partnered with other universities and aerospace firms developing, fabricating and creating processes relating to advanced composites.

Admission to the School of Aviation is competitive. Applicants should contact the appropriate Department within the School of Aviation for information well in advance of their planned enrollment date.