Admissions Procedures

Southern Illinois University



Aviation Management and Flight

Admissions Procedures

The MSAVM program accepts students on rolling admission for each academic term (Fall, Spring, Summer). The course sequence affords this flexibility by offering the capstone course AVM580 each semester. In order to be eligible for admission to the MSAVM program, prospective students must hold a bachelor degree prior to application, or seek the 4+1 completion option, where credit for up to 9 hours of undergraduate 400-level courses will count towards the master degree. Students seeking 4+1 completion may complete 400-level MSAVM coursework as “senior with degree,” or during the completion of their bachelor degree at SIU.

Individuals seeking admission to the AVM master’s degree program must meet all requirements established by the SIU Graduate School and MSAVM program.

To apply for admission, materials can be submitted in the online application. Select “Aviation Management – M.S.” as the major when completing the application. Confirm all steps are completed and required documents uploaded before you submit your application. Once you submit your application, you cannot make any changes.


  • Candidates will possess a bachelor degree.1
  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.7 (4.0 scale). A minimum GPA of 3.00 (A = 4.0) in all undergraduate and graduate work is needed for serious consideration.

1except for students seeking 4+1 bachelor/master completion.


  • Complete MSAVM application
  • Resume

Preference is given to students with a bachelor degree in a related field and/or active employment in an aviation profession. 

SIU requires a $65.00 non-refundable application fee. You must pay the fee online by credit card. Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover are accepted. Applications will not be processed until the application fee is paid and all information is submitted.