USAF Thunderbirds perform an air demonstration for Wings and Waves

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.

Prescott Campus

Prescott, AZ, Campus





Daytona Beach Campus

Daytona Beach, FL, Campus




Master of Science in Aeronautics

ERAU’s Daytona Beach campus is home to the most well-equipped and advanced College of Aviation in the world. The facilities include an extensive fleet of flight training devices and simulators, air traffic control simulation suite that includes all platforms by which the nation’s airspace is controlled, fleet of training aircraft unmatched anywhere, high-altitude laboratory to experience and examine the effects of hypoxia, meteorology lab that includes a broadcast studio, forensics crash lab, and much more.

Whatever your interests, the facilities and opportunities at ERAU are unparalleled for those wishing any level of education related to aviation. Join the nexus.


Worldwide Campus

Worldwide Campus and Embry-Riddle Online




Master of Science in Aeronauts

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 courses online at your convenience. And with more than 150 locations around the globe, there’s always on-site support nearby.

Although students may not always physically be in a classroom, they still gain personal, hands-on experience using tools like our new virtual crash lab. Gaming technology has enabled us to teach accident investigation as if you were there in person. Students also have the opportunity to complete research while working with faculty on their capstone projects.

As a member of the ERAU 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.

  • Specializations: Aeronautics, Aviation/Aerospace Education Technology, Aviation/Aerospace Management, Aviation/Aerospace Operations, Aviation/Aerospace Safety Systems, Human Factors in Aviation Systems, Space Studies, Space Operations Management, and Unmanned Aerospace Systems


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At ERAU, you’ll find dedicated faculty, state-of-the-art aircraft, and ground-based simulation equipment. All of this is part of our dedication to educate the best and most accomplished aviation professionals in the industry.

With a flexible program, you will select from five specializations that involve a rigorous academic approach and hands-on learning. The specializations are: Air Traffic Management, Aviation/Aerospace Education Technology, Aviation/Aerospace Management, Aviation/Aerospace Operations, or Aviation Safety Management Systems. You may also complete coursework that will lead to multiple specializations.

The M.S. in Aeronautics program culminates with a master’s thesis, a capstone project, or internship.

Flight student in the cockpit of a DA-42.


As the aviation and aerospace roles develop to meet advancing technology and industry demands, there’s a greater need for people who possess a blend of practical experience and specialized training. Emerging careers in the field include human factors, man-machine interface, and aviation management.

Aeronautics graduates are in-demand candidates for careers in the following professions and with the following industry leaders: