From orbiting satellites to wheels touching down



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Home to the second-most aviation jobs in the nation, the Centennial State provides ample opportunities to take to the sky. As the industry continues to grow, MSU Denver’s Aviation and Aerospace Science Department (AVS) has reimagined possibilities by evolving into one of the largest and most sophisticated programs in the country – all the while remaining the most affordable program of its kind.

It’s no mystery why MSU Denver’s aviation program is recognized for its excellence. Our students have access to unrivaled resources no other university in Colorado can offer; such as the most innovative flight simulation training laboratories in the world, an on-campus satellite engineering lab and partnerships with the industry that grants students access to the same advanced technology and software used at NASA. We’ve invested $40 million worth of technology so that our graduates will soar on their first day on the job.

Our close relationships with nearby aerospace contractors – including York Space Systems, Lockheed Martin, Booze Allen Hamilton, Ball Aerospace, and Raytheon, to our long standing relationships with aeronautical companies – such as Jeppesen-Boeing, United Airlines, Envoy, Mesa Airlines, Air Wisconsin, and Republic Airlines – translates into incredible internship opportunities for students and job opportunities for graduates. At MSU Denver, we have everything in place to ensure the best possible education in aviation and aerospace science; so, jump on board and watch your career take off.



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Aerospace Operations Concentration

Aviation and Aerospace Management Major

Air Traffic Control Concentration (AT-CTI)

Aerospace Systems Engineering Technology (IDP)

Aerospace Physics (IDP)

Uncrewed Aerospace Systems (IDP)

Advanced Manufacturing - Aerospace

Airport Management Certificate

Space Commercialization Certificate

Unmanned Aerial Systems Certificate

Introduction to Spaceflight Operations Non-Credit Option

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Dr. TJ De Cino Memorial Fund

Dr. Thomas James “TJ” De Cino dedicated his life to higher education and the aviation and aerospace fields working in instructional labs and designing simulation technology platforms as Director of Aeronautics and Aerospace Systems Laboratories at MSU Denver. As a tenured professor at MSU Denver, TJ dedicated over 20 years of practice to ensure students were able to be life-long learners and be at the top of their success in industry. TJ was also a pilot who loved flying his Cessna around the beautiful state of Colorado. He also enjoyed spending his time outdoors hiking, biking, fishing, and boating. Dr. De Cino played an essential and key role in developing the Aviation and Aerospace Science Department into what is today.

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Thank you for your interest in the Aviation and Aerospace Science Department at MSU Denver.

Prospective students, parents, alumni, and industry partners are welcome to submit inquiries to the departmental email (located on the right side of this section).

Campus Address:

Aviation and Aerospace Science Department
Metropolitan State University of Denver
1250 7th Street – Seventh Street Classroom
Campus Box 30
PO Box 173362
Denver, Colorado 80204