Graduate Admissions & Applications

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Graduate 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.

Within three to five business days after submitting your application for admission, you will receive an email that includes your student ID number and instructions to activate your ERNIE account. Once your student ID is assigned, you can submit your documents.

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. 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 M.S. Human Factors & Systems, M.S. Aviation Finance, M.S. in Aerospace Engineering, 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

Submitting Admissions Documents

Unofficial documents

Documents, including resume, statement of objectives, letters of recommendation, copy of passport and proof of funds may be sent directly to Please always include your full name and student number on all documents. Please send documents in PDF format if possible.

Official documents

Transcripts, foreign credential evaluations, and test scores must be sent officially to the university from the institution, testing service or awarding school by mail or via an electronic delivery service. 

Please send to:

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Graduate Enrollment
600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3900
United States of America

Or electronically to:

Institutional Scholarships

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.

Returning Student

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.

Fast Track Information for Embry-Riddle Graduates

Learn more about the requirements for fast track graduation.