College of Arts and Sciences

Program Information


The minimum entry requirement to the program is a Master’s degree in physics or engineering. A minimum CGPA of 3.2 / 4.0 is required for both the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees completed. The program also requires a minimum GRE (verbal plus quantitative) score of 1200 in the old scale and 310 in the new scale, obtained within the previous two years of the application. Moreover, applicants are required to submit statements of goals (two to five pages), to include reasons for wishing to pursue doctoral studies (incorporating interests and background) and three letters of recommendation. All applicants whose native language is not English, or who were educated at schools where English was not the language of instruction in all disciplines, must submit their official TOEFL scores sent directly from the testing authority. The minimum acceptable TOEFL score is 600 on the paper-based exam, 250 on the computer-based exam and 105 on the Internet-based exam. Applicants will be vetted through a faculty admissions committee.

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Application Deadline:

  • March 15 for U.S. students
  • February 15 for International students


For further information write to:

Ph.D. Program Committee
Physical Sciences Department
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Phone: 386-226-7753