Master of Science in Aeronautics

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The Master of Science in Aeronautics degree program allows students in the aerospace industry to advance their careers through specialization.

About the Master of Science in Aeronautics

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University offers a master’s degree in Aeronautics to help aerospace and aviation professionals pursue additional career opportunities. Whether you are currently in the aerospace industry as a pilot, air traffic controller, meteorologist, aviation educator, or safety officer — a graduate degree in Aeronautics could help take your career to new heights. 

The Master of Science in Aeronautics (MSA) degree program requires a rigorous curriculum to ensure the highest standards of performance, quality and integrity are maintained. 

Student Learning Outcomes

While earning an aviation master's degree online, you will have the opportunity to: 

  • Combine solid core classes with unique specializations targeting the aviation and aerospace industry
  • Learn the tools needed to develop, manufacture and operate aircraft and spacecraft
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the infrastructure that supports the industry

Aeronautics Career Opportunities

Careers and Employers

Embry-Riddle graduates are set to enter the aerospace industry; finding careers as pilots, captains, maintenance managers, air battle managers, UAS operators and evaluator pilots. 

Students earning an aviation degree often accept employment offers from top companies such as Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Federal Aviation Administration, Air Transport International and the U.S. Military. 

Aeronautics Salary Information

With demand in the aerospace industry rising, earning an aviation degree from Embry-Riddle provides the opportunity for competitive salaries averaging $130,000 annually as of 2023. 


About Aeronautics at the Worldwide & Online Campus

Embry-Riddle Worldwide gives you the freedom to take your Aeronautics graduate courses online at your convenience. Although our online Aeronautics program may not always physically be in a classroom, students still gain personal, hands-on experience using tools like our Virtual Hub to design and test fly an Uncrewed Aircraft System (UAS) or conduct an aviation accident investigation with the Virtual Crash and Virtual Aerial Robotics Lab. 

As a member of the Embry-Riddle network, you’ll gain access to experienced faculty, industry professionals, fellow students, and professional organizations.  

Tracks/Specialties and/or Certificates

Students earning their master's degree in Aeronautics can focus on specializations such as: 

  • Aviation and Aerospace Sustainability
  • Small Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Operations
  • Uncrewed and Autonomous Systems
  • Space Operations 
  • Aviation Safety
  • Human Factors
  • Aviation Maintenance
  • Aviation Cybersecurity
  • Research

Aeronautics Information

  • Credits: 30
  • Online or In-Person: Fully online, EagleVision Virtual Classroom, or see if a Worldwide location is close to you

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