Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

12 months
689 USD/credit
689 USD/credit
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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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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