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Master of Science in

The Master of Science in Aviation enhances student knowledge in data analysis and project management as it applies to aviation operations and airport management.

About the Master of Science in Aviation 

Gain new insights and a deeper understanding of aviation and aerospace with a Master of Science in Aviation at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. This multi-disciplinary aviation graduate program will enhance your knowledge in behavioral sciences, data analysis, modeling, simulation and project management. 

Being part of the Embry‑Riddle Aeronautical University community is a significant advantage as you continue your education. Students graduate from the aviation graduate program with competitive knowledge, thanks to the broad research background, technical experience and airport management skills the curriculum offers. 

Student Learning Outcomes

Opportunities available to you while receiving a master's degree in Aviation:   

  • Specialize in an area of industry interest 
  • Gain perspective and experiences in a unique learning environment  
  • Grow your industry network 
  • Access to faculty experts in the field  

Aviation Career Opportunities

Careers and Employers 

The Embry-Riddle aviation graduate program boasts a high 91.7% placement rate within one year of graduation. Many graduates transition into positions such as research assistants, aerodynamic engineers, airport operations supervisors, safety engineers and systems engineers. 

Aviation graduates tend to enter the industry with companies such as: 

  • The Boeing Company 
  • Cessna Aircraft Company 
  • Collins Aerospace 
  • Lockheed Martin 
  • Rolls-Royce 

Aviation Salary Information

As of 2022, alumni with a Master of Science in Aviation tend to receive competitive salaries, with an average income of $64,000 annually in the first year after graduation. 


About Aviation at the Daytona Beach, FL Campus

The Master of Science in Aviation enhances your knowledge of behavioral sciences, data analysis, modeling and simulation, project management, systems integration, applied research, statistics, technology, and, most importantly, your specialization subject matter. 

With the Aviation master's degree at the Daytona Beach campus, you can explore opportunities in aviation operations, airport management, air traffic systems planning, and aviation safety. The labs and facilities in which you learn are built to give you one-of-a-kind experiences in real-world scenarios. 

Tracks/Specialties and/or Certificates


  • Air Traffic Management Specialization 
  • Aviation/Aerospace Management and Sustainability Specialization 
  • Aviation/Aerospace Operations Specialization 
  • Aviation/Aerospace Safety Systems Specialization 
  • Space Operations Specialization 
  • Unmanned Aerospace Systems Specialization 

Aviation Information

  • Credits: 33 
  • Online or In-Person: In-Person 
  • Thesis: Thesis & Capstone Research Project Option 

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