• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Thrilling flights. Panoramic views. Adventurous opportunities. The life of a professional pilot is full of exhilarating moments, but just like the properties of motion, you can’t arrive at one point without starting from another. 

The award-winning Aeronautical Technology - Professional Pilot degree from Kansas State University is the perfect place to begin your aviation journey.

The flight operations curriculum does more than train pilots – students receive training above and beyond the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) minimum requirements, creating professionals that are confident to fly in all conditions, troubleshoot and solve problems, make ethical decisions and exceed the expectations of the aviation industry. 

Kansas State Polytechnic’s professional pilot degree option has elite staff and equipment to ensure students receive top-of-the-line education and training.

K-State Polytechnic continues to be the provider of choice for professional pilots. Most graduates become airline pilots, corporate pilots, military pilots, or have careers flying other aircraft. With our longstanding history at the university, Kansas State Polytechnic has developed and maintained numerous industry relationships, creating a pathway to internships and careers for our students.

Careers

The next 10 years are expected to be the largest hiring boom in the history of the aviation industry.

The hiring surge is being fueled by several factors:

  • The rapid growth of travel in Asia, which is on track as the largest air travel market in the world.
  • A looming wave of pilot retirements in the USA.
  • Proposed changes to rules that could increase the time pilots must train, rest and work.
  • And increasing demand for air travel within the USA as the economy improves.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

     Applications are still accepted after the priority date, but scholarship/award offers are then only made pending the availability of unawarded funds.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Aviation 
  • Expository Writing 
  • College Algebra 
  • Private Pilot 
  • Private Pilot Flight Lab 
  • Aviation Meteorology
  • Public Speaking 
  • Plane Trigonometry 
  • Professional Instrument Pilot

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • High school curriculum from an accredited secondary school.
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA (Grade Point Average) on a 4.0 scale in high school coursework

Tuition Fee

  • International

    842 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 842 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    842 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 842 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    313 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 313 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Manhattan

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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