Oklahoma State University (OSU) has developed a graduate option in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The UAS program provides graduate students with a recognized emphasis in instruction and research in the area of UAS, and supplies students with hands-on analysis, design, construction, and flight testing of UAS platforms. Students working in UAS at OSU will work on projects that include flight testing and operations to be conducted at OSU UAS airfields in Stillwater and in partnership with the University Multispectral Laboratories flight facilities at Ft. Sill, OK with access to restricted airspace. Research opportunities include UAS Design, Aerodynamics, Autonomy, Flight Path Management and Airspace Integration, Sense and Avoid, Guidance, Navigation, and Control, Structures, Aeroacoustics, Propulsion, Communications and Operations, Sensors and Payloads. This paper discusses development of the option from a pedagogical and operational viewpoint.