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Professional Pilot

Texas A&M University Central Texas

48 months
14744 USD/year
14744 USD/year
4616 USD/year
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The Professional Pilot program at Texas A&M University Central Texas provides students with a well-rounded curriculum that encompasses conceptual foundations in aviation science and management. 


Texas A&M University Central Texas offers the only state-supported four-year professional pilot program in Texas. The Professional Pilot program is 100% online, so you can study to move forward in your career from home or anywhere with Internet access.

The Aviation Science-Professional Pilot program offers both junior- and senior-level coursework. All lower-level core aviation and flight courses are transferred into A&M - Central Texas, as we do not have a flight school. 

This includes the required FAA Instrument Rating and the FAA Commercial Flight Certificate.

As a student in the Professional Pilot program, you will concentrate on aircraft flight operations and be further prepared though science/technology orientated coursework. 

This program focuses on advanced aeronautical ratings complemented by business administration, management, and communication skills for professional pilots in the civil and military aviation industries.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Comprehend technical aspects of advanced aircraft systems.
  • Explain the laws, regulations, and legal issues affecting the aviation industry.
  • Identify the issues affecting aviation safety and safety management.
  • Communicate proficiency in writing and oral presentations.
  • Evaluate the implications of an ethical dilemma from a variety of ethical frameworks.
  • Demonstrate management knowledge proficiency.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Air Carrier Operations
  • Aviation Techniques of Instruction
  • Air Traffic Control
  • Airport Management
  • Aviation History
  • Aviation Law
  • Advanced Aircraft Systems
  • Aviation Safety
  • Aviation Security

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative transfer GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Minimum 30 academic, college-level transferable semester hours
  • Must be eligible to return to all previously attended institutions
  • Applicants pursuing an Applied Science or Aviation Science degree may meet this requirement utilizing select workforce education credit from an approved Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree upon completion of 45 hours, to include all general education courses within the AAS.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14744 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7372 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    14744 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7372 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    4616 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2308 USD per semester during 48 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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