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Program Specific Criteria

In addition to the general criteria for admission, some of our masters programs have additional program-specific admission criteria.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Applicants for admission to the MBA program are required to take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) prior to matriculation. Students who have not taken the GMAT or GRE and achieved the minimum score will not be permitted to register for MBA classes. Coordinators may waive the requirement if another master degree has been completed. The student should possess a strong academic record, generally evidenced by a CGPA of 3.00 or higher.

Upon completion of the admission process, but before classes begin, students are required to complete an MBA preparatory system of learning units. The system used is not for Embry-Riddle credit, but is an assessment-based system that must be completed to demonstrate the student possesses the required prerequisite knowledge necessary to begin the MBA program. The system must be completed before class enrollment is allowed.

For information on GMAT Administration, see http://www.mba.com.
For information on the General Record Exam, see http://www.ets.org/gre.

Master of Science in Aeronautics (MSA)

Applicants for admission to the MSA program must have prerequisite knowledge in the areas of

  • Behavioral Science
  • Economics
  • Computer Applications
  • Mathematics (including Statistics)

If the student does not possess such knowledge, the student may be required to register for undergraduate prerequisite courses in these areas. The student should possess a strong academic record as evidenced by a CGPA of 3.00 or higher.

Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering (MSAE) 

An applicant’s degree should be a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical or Aerospace Engineering, or equivalent. If earned in the United States, the degree must be from an ABET-accredited program. The student should possess a strong academic record, generally evidenced by a CGPA of 3.00 or higher. The Graduate Records Examination (GRE)  is required for students who did not graduate from Embry-Riddle.

Students with a Bachelor of Science or equivalent degree in other engineering disciplines, mathematics, or physical science, who otherwise meet the requirements for full admission, may also be admitted to the MSAE program. Within the MSAE program, students may opt for the thesis option or the non-thesis option.

Master of Science in Aviation Finance (MSAF)

Applicants for admission to the MSAF program are required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission test (GMAT). Students who have not achieved the minimum score on the GRE or GMAT will not be permitted to register for MSAF classes. Coordinators may waive the requirement if another masters degree has been completed. The student should possess a strong academic record, generally evidenced by a CGPA of 3.00 or higher.

Students possessing an undergraduate degree in business, accounting, finance or economics, or related transportation fields of study should meet the prerequisites for the MSAF.  Students from other majors are accepted into the MSAF program but would need to demonstrate undergraduate classes in economics, accounting, finance and statistics.  For those not able to document past course work in these areas, the appropriate ERAU undergraduate class may be required as a condition of admission and before graduate level course work in the subject area may commence.

For information on the General Record Exam, see http://www.ets.org/gre.
For information on GMAT Administration, see http://www.mba.com.

Master of Science in Cybersecurity Engineering (MSCybE)

Applicants to the Master of Science in Cybersecurity Engineering program must

  • Have completed an undergraduate degree in an engineering or computer science program or closely related discipline;

  • Have superior academic records with a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.0;

International applicants whose primary language is not English must also achieve the minimum score requirement of TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Test System) as required by the University.

Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (MSECE)

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in electrical and/or computer engineering, another engineering discipline, computer science, or the physical sciences. Any engineering degree earned in the United States must be from an ABET accredited program. Students should possess a strong academic record, demonstrated by a 3.0 CGPA or better. Applicants may be admitted conditionally with the provision that they complete specific undergraduate courses prior to enrolling in graduate courses.

Master of Science in Engineering Physics (MSEP)

Applicants for admission to the MSEP program must possess a baccalaureate degree in engineering, physics, chemistry, or mathematics. Applicants to the MSEP program must submit GRE scores from the General Test. The student must possess a strong academic record, generally evidenced by a CGPA of 3.00 or higher.

Master of Science in Human Factors (MSHF)

Applicants for admission to the MSHF program must have prerequisite knowledge in the areas of

  • Psychology
  • Statistics

If they do not possess such knowledge, they may be required to register for undergraduate prerequisite courses in these areas. The student should possess a strong academic record, generally evidenced by a CGPA of 3.0 or higher.

Applicants to the MSHF program must submit GRE scores. GRE scores should be a minimum combined score of 300 (verbal and quantitative sections).

Note: The MSHF program starts new students only in the Fall semester of each academic year. All applications submitted will be processed for a Fall admission date.

Master of Science in Software Engineering (MSSE)

Applicants for admission to the MSSE program must have prerequisite knowledge in the areas of

  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Computing Systems (operating systems, computer architecture)
  • Programming involving high-level language (for example, C/C++, JAVA, Ada, Visual Basic)

If they do not possess such knowledge, they may be required to register for undergraduate prerequisite courses in these areas. The student should possess a strong academic record, generally evidenced by a CGPA of 3.00 or higher, along with a creditable background in computing.

The GRE exam, although not required, is strongly encouraged for this degree program. For consideration of fellowship and assistantship award programs offered by the Department of Computing, GRE scores are required.

Master of Science in Systems Engineering (MSSysE)

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in an engineering discipline, computer science, or the physical sciences. Any engineering degree earned in the United States must be from an ABET accredited program. Students should possess a strong academic record, demonstrated by a 3.0 CGPA or better. Applicants may be admitted conditionally with the provision that they complete specific undergraduate courses prior to enrolling in graduate courses.

Master of Science in Unmanned and Autonomous Systems Engineering (MSUASE)

 Applicants to the MSUASE program must:

  • Have completed a bachelor’s degree in an ABET accredited engineering program (or international equivalent) or closely related discipline (see Systems Engineering option discussed below);
  • Have superior academic records with a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.0;
  • Complete the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). These scores inform admissions decisions and help to determine level of support for graduate assistantships..

International applicants whose primary language is not English must also achieve the minimum score requirement of TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Test System)  required by the University.

Graduates of Embry-Riddle’s Bachelor of Science in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Science may be admitted (Systems Engineering AOC only) on completing a Systems Engineering minor and its prerequisite Math courses (MA 241 and MA 242).

Other applicants with closely related non-engineering undergraduate degrees and/or a technical will be considered for the systems engineering track. A conditional admit may be required contingent upon passing prerequisite courses.