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2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Aerospace Medicine, MS

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Program Description

The aerospace medicine Master of Science degree program is conducted by the Boonshoft School of Medicine’s Department of Community Health, Division of Aerospace Medicine. The program is the preventive medicine specialty that  promotes the health and functional well-being of pilots, astronauts, and other flight crew members as well as all other people traveling in air or space. Physician trainees endeavor to discover, prevent, and manage various adverse physiological responses of the normal healthy individual to the hostile aerospace environment, and learn to manage common medical problems associated with aerospace flights. Operationally related training includes life-support systems, aircraft and spacecraft accident investigation, and aerospace human factors. Aerospace medical certification of pilots, astronauts, and other flight crew members is also an important part of this training.

Admission Requirements

  • Must independently meet the requirements for admission to the Wright State University’s Graduate School.
  • M.D. or equivalent medical degree
  • International physicians only. Demonstrated proficiency in English is required. If the applicant’s native language is not English, a minimum score of 213 (CBT) or 79/120 (IBT) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required or a band 6 through the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Students who have earned a degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university are exempted from the TOEFL requirement. For the latest information, international physicians are advised to refer to the general requirements of Wright State’s University Center for International Education (UCIE).

Program Learning Outcomes

The learning outcomes are centered on graduate pass rate for the American Board of Preventive Medicine-Aerospace Medicine certification exam.

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Program Requirements:

The Master of Science in Aerospace Medicine is awarded to students who complete a minimum of 34 semester hours of graduate course work. Students must complete a capstone research project. A thesis option is available too.

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