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Program Specific Criteria

In addition to the general criteria for admission, some of our master’s programs have additional program-specific admission requirements.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Applicants to the MBA program are required to take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or other equivalent assessment prior to matriculation. MBA applicants are encouraged to score above the 50th percentile in all areas of either the GMAT or GRE. Coordinators may waive the requirement if another master’s degree or equivalent industry work have been completed. The student should possess a strong academic record, generally evidenced by a CGPA of 3.00 or higher.

Once admitted, students are required to complete an MBA preparatory system of learning units prior to the beginning of class. 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.

Master of Business Administration in Aviation Management (MBAAM)

Applicants to the MBAAM program are required to take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or other equivalent assessment prior to matriculation. MBAAM applicants are encouraged to score above the 50th percentile in all areas of either the GMAT or GRE. Coordinators may waive the requirement if another master’s degree or equivalent industry work have been completed. The student should possess a strong academic record, generally evidenced by a CGPA of 3.00 or higher.

Once admitted, students are required to complete an MBAAM preparatory system of learning units prior to the beginning of class. 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 MBAAM program.

Master of Science in Aeronautics (MSA)

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

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

Applicants who not possess such knowledge, may be required to register for undergraduate prerequisite courses in these areas. Applicants should possess strong academic records as evidenced by a CGPA of 3.00 or higher. The GMAT or GRE are not required for admission into this program.

Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering (MSAE) 

Applicants to the MSAE program should have an undergraduate degree in aeronautical engineering, aerospace engineering, or other engineering related degrees. The bachelor’s degree earned must be from an ABET-accredited engineering institution or its international equivalent. Applicants should also possess a strong academic record, generally evidenced by a CGPA of 3.00 or higher. The Graduate Records Examination (GRE) is required for acceptance into this program and applicants are encouraged to score above the 50th percentile in all subject areas. The GRE is waived for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Bachelor of Science Aerospace Engineering students.

Applicants with a bachelor’s or equivalent degree in other engineering disciplines, mathematics, or physical science, who otherwise meet the requirements for full admission, may also be admitted into the MSAE program. Within the MSAE program, applicants may opt for the thesis option or the non-thesis option.

Note: Entry into the MSAE program is only available for the fall and spring semester of each academic year. Summer start is not offered.

Master of Science in Aviation Finance (MSAF)

Applicants to the MSAF program are required to take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE). MSAF applicants are encouraged to score above the 50th percentile in all areas of either the GMAT or GRE. Coordinators may waive the requirement if another master’s degree or equivalent industry work have been completed. The student should possess a strong academic record, generally evidenced by a CGPA of 3.00 or higher.

Applicants possessing an undergraduate degree in business, accounting, finance or economics, or related transportation fields of study should meet the prerequisites for the MSAF.  Applicants from other majors are accepted into the MSAF program but need to demonstrate undergraduate classes in economics, accounting, finance and statistics.  Applicants who do not have a background in these areas, would need to take the appropriate ERAU undergraduate courses as a condition for admission. These pre-requisite courses would need to be completed prior to taking graduate level course work in the subject area.

Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCIV)

Applicants to the MSCIV program should have an undergraduate degree in any engineering related field. The bachelor’s degree earned must be from an ABET-accredited engineering institution or its international equivalent. Applicants should also possess a strong academic record, generally evidenced by a CGPA of 3.00 or higher. The Graduate Records Examination (GRE) is required for acceptance into this program and applicants are encouraged to score above the 50th percentile in all subject areas.

Note: Entry into the MSCIV program is only available for the fall and spring semester of each academic year. Summer start is not offered.

Master of Science in Cybersecurity Engineering (MSCYBE)

Applicants to the MSCYBE program should have an undergraduate degree in computer science, engineering, or related discipline. Applicants should also possess strong academic records, generally evidenced by a CGPA of 3.00 or higher. The GMAT or GRE are not required for admission into this program.

Note: Entry into the MSCYBE program is only available for the fall and spring semester of each academic year. Summer start is not offered.

Master of Science in Data Science (MSDS)

Applicants to the MSDS program should have an undergraduate degree in any technical related field (a degree with at least 4 semesters of college-level Math). Applicants with a non-technical undergraduate degree will be required to complete additional modules. Applicants should also possess a strong academic record, generally evidenced by a CGPA of 3.00 or higher. The Graduate Records Examination (GRE) is required for acceptance into this program and applicants are encouraged to score above the 50th percentile in all subject areas.

Note: Entry into the MSDS program is only available for the fall and spring semester of each academic year. Summer start is not offered.

Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (MSECE)

Applicants to the MSECE program should have an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, physical sciences, or any another engineering related discipline. The bachelor’s degree earned must be from an ABET-accredited engineering institution or its international equivalent. Applicants should also possess a strong academic record, generally evidenced by a CGPA of 3.00 or higher. The GMAT or GRE are not required for admission into this program.

Note: Entry into the MSECE program is only available for the fall and spring semester of each academic year. Summer start is not offered.

Master of Science in Engineering Physics (MSEP)

Applicants to the MSEP program should have an undergraduate degree in engineering, physics, chemistry, or mathematics. Applicants should also possess a strong academic record, generally evidenced by a CGPA of 3.00 or higher. The Graduate Records Examination (GRE) is required for acceptance into this program and applicants are encouraged to score above the 50th percentile in all subject areas.

Note: Entry into the MSEP program is only available for the fall and spring semester of each academic year. Summer start is not offered.

Master of Science in Human Factors (MSHF)

Applicants to the MSHF program must have prerequisite knowledge in the areas of psychology and statistics. If applicants do not possess such knowledge, they may be required to register for undergraduate prerequisite courses in these areas. Applicants should also possess strong academic records, generally evidenced by a CGPA of 3.00 or higher. The GMAT or GRE are not required for admission into this program.

Note:  Entry into the MSHF program is only available for the Fall semester of each academic year.

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME)

Applicants to the MSME program should have an undergraduate degree in any engineering related field. The bachelor’s degree earned must be from an ABET-accredited engineering institution or its international equivalent. Applicants should also possess strong academic records, generally evidenced by a CGPA of 3.00 or higher. The Graduate Records Examination (GRE) is required for acceptance into this program and applicants are encouraged to score above the 50th percentile in all subject areas.

Master of Science in Occupational Safety Management (MSOSM)

The MSOSM program welcomes graduates with an undergraduate degree as well as working professionals with experience. Applicants to this program must have prerequisite knowledge in the area of Quantitative Methods. Applicants who do not possess such knowledge may be required to register for prerequisite courses. Applicants should also possess strong academic records, generally evidenced by a CGPA of 3.00 or higher. The GMAT or GRE are not required for admission into this program.

Master of Science in Software Engineering (MSSE)

Applicants 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)

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

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

Master of Science in Systems Engineering (MSSYSE)

Applicants to the MSSYSE program should have an undergraduate degree in computer engineering, physical sciences, or any engineering discipline. The bachelor’s degree earned must be from an ABET-accredited engineering institution or its international equivalent. Applicants should also possess a strong academic record, generally evidenced by a CGPA of 3.00 or higher. The GMAT or GRE are not required for admission into this program.

Applicants who do not possess the required background maybe 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 should have an undergraduate degree in computer engineering, physical sciences, or any engineering discipline. The bachelor’s degree earned must be from an ABET-accredited engineering institution or its international equivalent. Applicants should also possess a strong academic record, generally evidenced by a CGPA of 3.00 or higher. The Graduate Records Examination (GRE) is required for acceptance into this program and applicants are encouraged to score above the 50th percentile in all subject areas. These scores inform admissions decisions and help to determine the level of support for graduate assistantships or scholarships.

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

Embry-Riddle students who graduated from the Bachelor of Science in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Science may be admitted to the MSUASE program. However, it can only be in the Systems Engineering area of concentration once they complete a Systems Engineering minor and its math prerequisites (MA 241 and MA 242).

Note: Entry into the MSUASE program is only available for the fall and spring semester of each academic year. Summer start is not offered.