Graduate Admissions

Admitted Students

Students accepted for admission must submit a $200 non-refundable tuition deposit by the stated date. This deposit confirms attendance to the University and is credited toward the first semester’s tuition. The tuition deposit is generally waived for current ERAU students.

If you decide to accept our offer of admission for the fall term, you must submit the tuition deposit by May 1. Spring term deposit date is Nov. 1. Summer term deposit dates are April 1 for summer A and May 1 for summer B.

The deposit will be held in the student’s account for one year in case the student enrolls during that year. After one year the deposit is forfeited.

A student who cancels the application at any point in the admissions process may reactivate the application without a fee for one year at any time up to the admissions deadline for the same semester of the following academic year. After one year, a new application, fee, and supporting documents must be submitted.

Conditional Admission

Students who fail to satisfy the guidelines for full admission but have the potential for success in a graduate program, may be granted a conditional admission. Students must prove their ability to pursue a graduate program by meeting specific performance metrics. The conditions of admission will be communicated to applicants in the ­letter of admission which may include applicable courses to meet program requirements, or course prerequisites. While in a conditional status, these students are not eligible for assistantship opportunities.

These students will remain in a conditional status until they have completed 9 hours of masters-level work. During this period, students may receive no grade lower than a B and will not be permitted to repeat courses. Upon successful completion of the appropriate prerequisite courses, these students will transition into full graduate student status.

Note: Conditional Admission is only applicable to US citizens or US permanent resident students.

Accelerated Program Applicants

These programs are designed to allow qualified students to begin graduate level coursework while still completing the bachelor’s degree, thus finishing both degrees in a shorter time. In some cases, these degrees allow for the crossing of disciplines — earning a B.S. in one field and an M.S. in another, which gives graduates a versatility and breadth of knowledge sought by employers in today’s job market.

A student who has earned a minimum of 75 credit hours with at least a 3.00 CGPA may apply for admission through the Graduate Admissions office. The application must accompany two letters of recommendation from ERAU faculty to indicate (1) the applicant’s potential to successfully complete graduate-level work, and (2) evidence that the applicant has attained the foundational competencies for graduate degree studies. A list of all programs offered can be found here.

Some programs may have additional requirements, including higher minimum credit hours, higher GPA requirements, and other documentation needed. Please see below for a list of the combined program pathways that have additional requirements. If the combined program pathway is not listed below, then it does not have additional requirements.

Any students applying to an Aerospace Engineering or Human Factors accelerated program will need to submit a statement of goals.

B.S. in Engineering Physics/M.S. in Engineering Physics – requires a 3.0 CGPA and 3.2 in EP/ES/MA/PS courses

The following programs require 75 credit hours completed and a 3.20 CGPA.

​The following programs require 88 credit hours completed and a 3.20 CGPA.

The following programs require 88 credit hours completed during the semester they apply and a 3.00 CGPA.

  • B.S. in Aerospace Engineering/M.S. in Aerospace Engineering (3.2 CGPA in all AE/ES Courses)
    • The Undergraduate Program Coordinator will verify the minimum requirement. Once approved, the application is then forwarded to the Graduate Program Coordinator for admission. Once admitted to the accelerated program, a CGPA of 3.0 or higher must be maintained, a GPA of 3.2 or higher in undergraduate AE/ES courses must also be maintained.
      • Resume is also required

Non-degree Seeking and Transient Applicants

Non-degree graduate applications are accepted in extenuating circumstances and must be first approved by the Vice Provost of Academic Support. The applicant must submit all post-secondary official transcripts. Applicants can only take up to 12 credit hours. After that, they must apply for a degree program by completing an online application.

Transfer Student

Students seeking to transfer prior academic work from an accredited institution toward an Embry-Riddle graduate program must submit appropriate supporting documentations as part of the admission process. The request must be made in writing and must be accompanied by official transcripts, syllabi (course by course description) or equivalent evidence of such work. Requests must be approved by the academic department chair or their designee. A maximum of four classes (twelve credit hours) can be transferred toward a graduate degree program.

  • Prior academic work and courses taken at other institutions by veteran students and/or other eligible students receiving Veterans Education Benefits will be evaluated and credit granted as appropriate and will be reported to the DVA as required by law.
  • In order to satisfy degree program requirement, the academic work for which such credit is sought must be determined to be specifically relevant to the applicant’s degree program at Embry-Riddle. The content of the applicable course or other program should be used to determine the nature of the credit to be applied to the student’s degree requirement. The appropriate academic department chair or designee shall make these determinations.
  • Credit will be granted only if the student demonstrated performance expected of a graduate student at Embry-Riddle (in the case of masters courses, this normally means that the course was completed with a B or better (3.00 CGPA on a 4.00 grading scale).  
  • Credit will generally be accepted only for courses that were completed in the seven-year period immediately preceding the date that the student begins classes.
  • A student may not be enrolled in more than one degree program. Upon completion of degree, a student may elect to apply to another degree program at this university.
  • Permission to obtain credit for courses to be taken outside the University after matriculation must be granted by the academic department chair or designee.
  • Credit for academic work used to satisfy the requirements of an undergraduate degree will not be accepted toward the requirements for a Ph.D. degree.
  • The last nine hours of Ph.D. credit on a degree program must be earned at Embry-Riddle.