While you appreciate the extent of the aviation knowledge you have acquired, you seek more. You are stimulated by the idea of research and collaboration with fellow scholars in a field that has always held your attention. You aspire to become a leader among elite aviation experts.
Embry-Riddle’s Ph.D. in Aviation can prepare you to become an outstanding scholar who holds a research or teaching position in the aviation field, or perhaps you wish to enhance your present aviation career, or on its own merits, become one of the very few who have reached this level of aviation expertise.
Ph.D. in Aviation
ERAU’s Daytona Beach Campus is a pioneer in aviation education. You’ll be surrounded by fellow students that are as passionate about the aviation industry.
Benefit from our state-of-the-art labs, an impressive fleet of aircraft, and a unique Flight Operations building, all of which provide you with plenty of research opportunities and hands-on learning.
Our campus is adjacent to Daytona Beach International Airport and just 50 miles north of Kennedy Space Center, so you’re right in the heart of the excitement.
ERAU boasts a highly reputable graduate education and significant opportunities for advanced research, which organically led to the establishment of the nation’s first Ph.D. in Aviation. Whether you specialize in Aviation Safety and Human Factors, Operations, or Interdisciplinary Studies, research will be the focus throughout your academic journey.
Program faculty come from all three ERAU campuses — Daytona Beach, Prescott, and Worldwide. These nationally and internationally recognized scholars have extensive teaching, research, and publication records within their disciplines.
This highly competitive program is flexible and offered primarily online, but requires six-day residencies at designated campuses. You can complete the program in as little as three years.