Master of Science in
Perhaps you work in the aviation or aerospace industry and are looking to advance your knowledge, skills, abilities, and opportunities.
Pilot, air traffic controller, meteorologist, aviation educator, safety officer — whatever position you currently hold, a graduate degree in aeronautics could help take your career to new heights.
Maybe you want to earn that graduate degree immediately upon completion of your undergraduate degree in a related field. Whatever your circumstance, this could be the program to help you excel.
Embry-Riddle offers a master’s degree in Aeronautics to help aerospace and aviation professionals pursue additional career opportunities.
About Aeronautics at the Worldwide & Online Campus
Ready for your career to take flight? Make the next step by seeing what student life is like at our Worldwide Campus.
Embry-Riddle Worldwide gives you the freedom to take your Aeronautics graduate courses online at your convenience. And with locations around the globe, there’s always on-site support nearby.
Although students in our online Aeronautics program may not always physically be in a classroom, they still gain personal, hands-on experience using tools like using our Virtual Hub to design and test fly a UAS or conduct an aviation accident investigation with the virtual crash lab. Students also have the opportunity to fly sUAS and get licensed through the sUAS Operations Specialization. Students earning their master's degree in Aeronautics also have the opportunity to complete research while working with faculty on their thesis project if they chose the Research Specialization. Other Specializations include: Aviation Safety, Human Factors, Space Systems, Unmanned Systems, Small UAS Operations, Maintenance, and Aviation and Aerospace Sustainability.
As a member of the Embry-Riddle network, you’ll gain access to experienced faculty, industry professionals, fellow students, and professional organizations. Engage with your peers regularly via discussion boards, blogs, Wikis, and video conferencing. You will also have access to our COOP and Internship program along with the Industry Expo to learn about potential future jobs.
The Master of Science in Aeronautics (MSA) degree program is a broad-based, flexible degree program designed to provide both the aviation/aerospace professional and students who are interested in a career in aviation with a professional academic approach to an aviation/aerospace oriented multidisciplinary degree. It provides an unequaled opportunity for pilot and flight crew members, ground personnel, air traffic control personnel, flight operations specialists, maintenance personnel, meteorologists, industry technical and manufacturing representatives, airport professionals, unmanned aircraft systems operators, aviation safety professionals, aviation sustainability professionals, aviation training experts and space related professionals to enhance their knowledge and pursue additional career opportunities.
The MSA degree is designed to provide the student with a broad aviation/aerospace background and technical knowledge in the 7 course core curriculum and the opportunity to select from eight different 3 course specializations to pursue their chosen career path in the aviation field.
The MSA program consists of 30 credits. Students must complete the MSA core requirements consisting of 21 credits, and complete the 9 credits that make up the selected specialization in one of the following: Aviation Safety, Human Factors, Space Systems, Unmanned Systems, or Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Sustainability, Maintenance and Research.
View information for B.S. in Aeronautics (BSA) students who wish to continue on to the M.S. in Aeronautics (MSA) degree by enrolling in the BSA-MSA 4+1 program.
|MSA Core Requirements|
|ASCI 602||The Air Transportation System||3|
|ASCI 604||Human Factors in the Aviation/Aerospace Industry||3|
|ASCI 674||Project Management in Aviation/Aerospace||3|
|ASCI 516||Applications in Crew Resource Management||3|
|ASCI 645||Airport Operations and Management||3|
|ASCI 693||Current Research Problems in Aviation/Aerospace||3|
|RSCH 665||Statistical Analysis||3|
|Choose at least one of the Specializations listed.|
|Total Degree Requirements||30|
Aviation and Aerospace Sustainability
|AASI 600||Sustainable Aviation and Aerospace Perspectives||3|
|AASI 620||Best Practices for Aviation and Aerospace Sustainability||3|
|AASI 625||Sustainability Policy, Ethics & Legal Topics in Aviation and Aerospace||3|
Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Operations
|Students declaring the sUAS Operation Specialization or registering for courses within it must be physically located within the U.S. when registering for and while participating in the UNSY 520 course. Students must contact their Academic Advisor regarding additional cost, possible travel, and FAA Testing, prior to enrolling in the first course of this specialization, UNSY 515.|
|UNSY 515||sUAS Operation Fundamentals||3|
|UNSY 520||sUAS Practical Application and Assessment||3|
|UNSY 620||sUAS Operational Planning and Safety Management||3|
|UNSY 501||Application of Unmanned Systems||3|
|UNSY 603||Unmanned Systems Operational Configuration||3|
|UNSY 503||Legal and Regulatory Issues in Unmanned Systems||3|
|ASCI 601||Applications in Space: Commerce, Defense, and Exploration||3|
|ASCI 512||Space Mission and Launch Operations||3|
|ASCI 513||Space Habitation and Life Support Systems||3|
|ASCI 615||Aviation/Aerospace Accident Investigation and Analysis||3|
|ASCI 611||Aviation/Aerospace System Safety||3|
|ASCI 621||Aviation/Aerospace Safety Program Management||3|
|MSHF 606||Human Cognition||3|
|MSHF 612||Human Performance, Limitation, and Error||3|
|MSHF 624||Ergonomics and Biomechanics||3|
|MAVM 601||Leadership in Global Aviation Maintenance Organizations||3|
|MAVM 605||Global Maintenance Resource Management||3|
|MAVM 615||Strategic Management of Global Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Operations||3|
|RSCH 670||Research Methods||3|
|RSCH 700A||Thesis I||3|
|RSCH 700B||Thesis II||3|
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