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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 Innovation & 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 in order for your application to be reviewed for admission.

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:

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 the institution attended, with course descriptions clearly marked to indicate the courses to be reviewed.

Foreign Credential Evaluation

Graduate applicants who have university-level educational experience outside the United States are 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. We also accept evaluations from the following foreign credential evaluation services: ACEI, ECE, IERF, Josef Silny & Associates, and SpanTran.

An essay that demonstrates a strong capacity for written communication is required as part of your application. The essay/statement should be at least three to four paragraphs long and include a description of the following:

  • Your long-term professional goals, defining how Embry-Riddle's program supports those interests and goals.
  • Your interests and background.
  • Your reasons for desiring to do graduate work in the selected field.
  • A research topic proposal.

Three letters of recommendation — two academic and one professional preferred. 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 scores from the General GRE test with verbal, quantitative and analytical scores (preferred score above the 50% benchmark) are required for the 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 most doctoral 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 to determine what documents must be submitted in order to be considered for re-admission to a specific program.

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.
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