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Welcome from the Chair

Dr. Jeffrey Forrest, Department Chair of the Aviation and Aerospace Science Department, MSU DenverGreetings and welcome to the Aviation and Aerospace Science Department at Metropolitan State University of Denver. For over 40 years, we have been teaching and training students in our passion for flight – both in the air and in space!?

If you are interested in a collegiate education related to any aspect of aviation or aerospace science, then you have arrived at your destination. Our graduates are working in all areas of aviation as professional aviators, aviation managers, airport planners, air traffic controllers, flight dispatchers and much more. Our students have the opportunity combine study in aerospace science, physics, and engineering to seek new opportunities in the aerospace industry. For those interested in the space sciences, we offer unique programs in space commercialization, space physics and space systems engineering technology.

Our department is truly “student-centered.” We are focused on your education and the development of your professional career. Each member of our department’s faculty has completed a career in aviation or aerospace prior to their appointment as professional educators within our program.

We offer the highest quality and most affordable undergraduate aviation education in the country. MSU Denver's tuition and fees are so affordable that you will be able to pay for much of your flight training or other types of certification with the money you save.

I encourage you to visit with one or more of our faculty. Please be sure to inquire about financial aid, internships, student organizations and especially flight training in Colorado. As you review this site, please remember to download a copy of our department’s comprehensive AVS Fall 2017 Curriculum Guide. For a complete orientation to MSU Denver, visit MSU Denver’s Admissions Center. Please call us at 303-605-5287 to schedule an appointment, or get in touch through the Contact Us section of this site.  

We hope that you will explore all of the opportunities that await you at MSU Denver. I look forward to your membership in our department as a student and helping you to reach your goals in the professions of aviation or aerospace.

Best Wishes,
Dr. Jeffrey Forrest, Chair
Department of Aviation and Aerospace Science
Metropolitan State University of Denver


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