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The University of Nebraska at Omaha Aviation Institute (UNOAI) is committed to providing graduate students with quality education in aviation. The Aviation Institute also strives to maintain and support local and national aviation/aerospace systems, promote the development of improved systems, and increase the awareness and knowledge of aviation among the general public. Faculty and students are provided the opportunity to participate in research and community service that will contribute to the accomplishment of this mission. The Aviation Institute provides students with a number of scholarships, fellowships, and internship opportunities that support aviation research and education. This dedicated effort is to be directed toward aiding the United States in retaining its world aviation leadership.

Graduate areas of specializations which result in a minor in aviation administration are available in the following programs:

  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Science in urban studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy in public administration
  • A specialized focus in aviation administration also is available in the master and doctoral programs in Educational Leadership through the UNL campus.

Graduate aviation courses may be available to fulfill requirements for a minor field or as cognate or selected courses on a plan of study in other programs. The aviation minor requires a minimum of nine credit hours in aviation graduate courses. Students are required to take AVN 8020 Survey of Aviation Administration and two additional graduate level courses in aviation. These additional courses are listed in the Graduate Catalog and must be chosen in consultation with the Aviation Institute's Graduate Coordinator. (Selected courses are available on the World Wide Web through distance education.) The aviation minor must be approved by the Aviation Institute's Graduate Coordinator.

The Aviation Institute is a division of the School of Public Administration in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS). See the “Public Administration” section of this catalog for additional academic program information. General requirements of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Graduate catalog should be reviewed. Students also should review the provisions of the Aviation Graduate Student Handbook.

Questions regarding graduate program opportunities in aviation and the Aviation Institute's numerous scholarship, fellowship, and internship programs should be directed to the Aviation Graduate Program Coordinator, 422 Allwine Hall, 402-554-3424 or 1-800- 3-FLY-UNO. The Aviation Institute may be contacted by electronic mail at or on the World Wide Web at

NASA Nebraska Space Grant Consortium

The Nebraska Space Grant Consortium (NSGC) is part of the NASA Space Grant College and Fellowship Program. The NSGC awards funds to develop research infrastructure and enhance the quality of aerospace research and education throughout the state. Furthermore, the NSGC strives to provide national leadership in applied aspects of aeronautics.

One of the main goals of the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program is to assist students pursuing higher education. NASA provides funds to the NSGC for distribution to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing research or course work in the aerospace and aeronautics fields. Since the program began in 1991, over $1,000,000 in scholarships and fellowships has been awarded to over 500 students in Nebraska. Applications are available by contacting the Nebraska Space Grant Office at the UNO Aviation Institute or on the web at