Graduate Admissions & Applications

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If you’re looking for a specialized master’s program that will prepare you for careers that are in demand, look to Embry-Riddle. With a worldwide reputation for excellence, an alumni network leading industry across the globe, and opportunities for applied research, there’s no better place to advance your education.  At the Daytona Beach campus, you’ll learn alongside world-renowned faculty in state-of-the-art labs, including the Center for Entrepreneurship and the Aerospace Research & Technology Park.

Submit your application today!

After you submit your application and $50 non-refundable application fee, you’ll receive an email that includes your Student ID and instructions to activate your ERNIE account. Once your Student ID is assigned, you will need to submit the following documents.

Unofficial documents (resume, statement of objectives, letters of recommendation) may be submitted through our Secure Upload Link.

Note: Transcripts and test scores uploaded through this link will be considered unofficial.

Official documents must be sent officially to the university from the issuing institution, testing service or awarding school by mail or via electronic delivery system. These include official transcripts, test scores and foreign credential evaluations for coursework completed outside the United States.
Mailing address:

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Graduate Enrollment
1 Aerospace Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3900
United States of America

Or electronically to: graduate.admissions@erau.edu

Additional Requirements for International Graduate Applicants

Visit the catalog for more detailed information and program specific admission criteria

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.

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.
Three Endorser’s Recommendations — two academic and one professional. Click here for the letter of recommendation form. Students are only able to access the recommendation form if they have submitted an application online and created an ERNIE login.
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.

Official GMAT scores (preferred score of 550 or higher) – required for MBA and MBA in Aviation Management applicants. The MBA/MBAAM programs also accept GRE tests scores in lieu of the GMAT.

Official GRE Scores (preferred score above the 50% benchmark) – required for the M.S. in Aviation Finance, M.S. in Aerospace Engineering, M.S. in Data Science, M.S. in Engineering Physics, M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, M.S. in Unmanned and Autonomous Systems Engineering, M.S. in Civil Engineering, and all Ph.D. Applicants.

Additional Requirements for International Graduate Degree Applicants

Students must submit official GRE or GMAT scores to be considered for a scholarship. However, there is no guarantee that a scholarship will be awarded if you meet the criteria. We do not offer full scholarships; they are partial merit awards based on a student's grade point average and GRE scores.  We consider applicants for merit scholarships at the time of admission automatically.

A student whose attendance at the University is interrupted is required to apply for re-admission. You are considered a returning student if you have enrolled at another institution without prior written approval, or fail to enroll in at least one Embry-Riddle course within a two calendar-year period.

When applying for readmission, returning students must email graduate.admissions@erau.edu to determine what documents must be submitted in order to be considered for re-admission to a specific program.

If you’re willing to take initiative and work hard, there are no limits as to what research opportunities you can pursue, and no shortage of amazing professors to help you accomplish your research goals. Professors are truly focused on guiding their students and the students are incredibly driven; that creates a wonderful sense of comradery that I have not seen at other universities.
Chelsea Iwig, ’11, ’14
B.S. in Aerospace Studies, M.S. in Human Factors
Human factors and Habitability, NASA