Graduation Requirements and Honors

Graduation Requirements

The following summary of graduation requirements is provided for all students. An Embry-Riddle master’s degree will be conferred upon the successful completion of the general requirements of the University and the specific requirements of the degree sought.

  1. All courses, theses, Graduate Research Projects, and other academic requirements must be successfully completed as appropriate for the applicable catalog.
  2. Students pursuing a master’s degree must earn a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.00 for all work completed at the University.
  3. The student is not on Academic Warning.
  4. All debts and obligations to the University are satisfied.
  5. The student is not under University investigation for misconduct or other disciplinary matters.
  6. A student must be enrolled in the semester in which he/she graduates.
  7. An application for graduation must be initiated by the student and received in the time limit specified by the Office of the Registrar.  A nonrefundable graduation fee will be charged to the student's account.
  8. Participation in graduation exercises will not be permitted, a diploma will not be awarded, nor a transcript annotated as complete, until all of the degree requirements have been satisfied.

Graduation Honors

Graduation honors recognize students who have completed a graduate degree program and who have excelled academically throughout their graduate careers. To be eligible, graduate students must have completed their degree program with a cumulative grade point average of 4.00 based on grades received in all courses taken at the masters level. The student’s diploma and transcript will be annotated WITH DISTINCTION.