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Aeronautics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #601 (WUR) , FL,
The Master of Science in Aeronautics (MSA) is a multidisciplinary program that enhances your knowledge of behavioral sciences, data analysis, modeling and simulation, project management, systems integration, applied research, statistics, technology, and, most importantly, your specialization subject matter.


You have the option to select from eleven different specializations (offered at the Daytona Campus and/or Worldwide Campus).

These seven specializations are offered at the Daytona Campus:

  • Air Traffic Management (AT-CTI)
  • Aviation Management
  • Aviation Operations
  • Aviation Safety Systems
  • Education Technology
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • Space Studies

These four specializations are offered at the Worldwide Campus:

  • Air Traffic Management (NON-CTI)
  • Aeronautic
  • Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operations
  • Human Factors

With the MSA degree, you can explore opportunities in airline and airport operations and management, air traffic systems planning, aviation safety, education, industrial safety, NextGen, research, and systems integration. Employers around the world need graduates who are aviation and aerospace subject matter experts and have in-demand skill sets such as project management, systems integration, and applied research experience. You will leave Embry-Riddle ready to meet the needs of government and industry.

Being part of the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University community is a major advantage as you continue your education. Your faculty are experts in their fields and have both government and industry experience to back up their instruction. The labs and facilities in which you learn are built to give you one-of-a-kind experiences in real-world scenarios. In the classroom, you are with peers who share common interests but bring unique, global perspectives and experiences to the learning environment. And the alumni network is outstanding.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Air Traffic Basics
  • Introduction to Terminal Radar Operations
  • Advanced Terminal Radar Operations
  • Statistical Analysis for Aviation/Aerospace
  • Research Methods in Aviation/Aerospace
  • Systems Integration in Aviation/Aerospace

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • All applicants must complete an online application and submit a $50 non-refundable fee in U.S. funds.
  • All international students must provide a copy of his or her valid passport for immigration purposes.
  • One letter of recommendation must be submitted. A letter from an academic source is preferred, but a letter from a professional source will also be sufficient.
  • The SAT and/or ACT scores are optional and must only be submitted if students would like to be considered for scholarships.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    689 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 689 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    689 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 689 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Daytona Beach

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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