Doctoral Admissions

Doctoral Admission Checklist

All applicants must submit the following items to the Graduate Admissions Office prior to the application deadline:

Application and Application Fee

All applicants must complete an online application and submit a $50 non-refundable fee in U.S. funds.

Official Transcripts

Official transcripts sent directly from all colleges and universities attended (bachelor’s degree is required) Official transcripts of any graduate courses attempted.

Note: For any graduate transfer credit to be considered, the applicant must submit catalogs of institution attended, with course descriptions clearly marked to indicate the courses to be reviewed.

Statement of Objectives

The statement of objectives is an important part of your application. You should give your reasons for wishing to do graduate work in the field you have chosen, incorporating your interests, your background, and your long-term professional goals.

Letters of Recommendation

Three Endorser’s Recommendations — two academic and one professional. Forms are included in the downloadable application form.


A current résumé outlining your past educational and work experiences.


Official scores are required for consideration into specific programs. Request that Educational Testing Service (ETS) send your GMAT or GRE scores, if applicable. Embry-Riddle's school code is 5190.

Submitting Admissions Documents

Transcripts and test scores must be sent officially to the university from the institution or testing service.  Please send to:

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
International and Graduate Admissions
600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3900

Please always include your full name and student number on all documents.

All other documents can be emailed to:  Please send documents in PDF format.

Required Items for Doctoral International Students

Foreign Credential Evaluation

Graduate applicants who have university-level educational experience outside the United States may be required to provide an official course-by-course evaluation in English, including the cumulative grade-point average. The evaluation must be certified by World Education Service (WES), a Foreign Credential Evaluation Services (FCE) approved by Embry-Riddle. Please choose the WES ICAP evaluation.

Language Requirement

To be admitted into a degree program, international students who will not be graduating from an English educational system within the last two years, or for whom English is not the primary language, must submit official TOEFL, IELTS, or Cambridge scores. The preferred TOEFL score for admissions is 213 (computer based), 550 (paper based), or 79 (IBT-Internet based). The preferred IELTS score for admission is 6.0. The preferred Cambridge score is 170. Students scoring below the preferred score may be deferred for enrollment to our Embry-Riddle Language Institute (ERLI). Admission to ERLI does not guarantee admission to an Embry-Riddle degree program. Admissions also encourages all applicants for whom English is not the primary language spoken at home to consider taking the SAT I to supplement their language proficiency exam scores. This additional information will aid the University in accurately assessing verbal skills. For more information about testing dates and locations contact:

TOEFL Services
Educational Testing Service
P.O. Box 6151
Princeton, NJ 08541-6151
1-609-771-7100 (worldwide)

IELTS International Services
825 Colorado Boulevard, Suite 201
Los Angeles, CA 90041 USA
Telephone: 323-255-2771

Cambridge English Language Assessment
1 Hills Road
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 1223 553997

Copy of Passport

All international students must provide a copy of his or her valid passport for immigration purposes.


Your application will remain open for one year from the date it is received. After one year, if your application remains incomplete, you will be required to re-apply and re-submit all required documentation.

Doctoral Program Admissions