Embry-Riddle launches two Ph.D. programs

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the leading educator in the science and business of aviation and aerospace, is launching its first two Ph.D. degree programs – in Aviation and Engineering Physics. The Aviation Ph.D is the only one in the United States.

Approval to offer the new doctoral programs was granted by the university’s accrediting agency, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

The Ph.D. in Aviation combines advanced analytical and research tools with a broad understanding of the issues affecting the aviation industry. Students will conduct research on challenges faced by their employers, ranging from airline fuel hedging, ticket pricing, and route scheduling to pilot training and safety curriculums, customer services, and lean manufacturing processes.

Courses for the Ph.D. in Aviation are offered online and students also complete a six-day residency experience each year they are in the program.

The Ph.D. in Engineering Physics blends theoretical physics with practical engineering applications and problem-solving. It is designed for those who wish to conduct cutting-edge research ranging from the remote sensing of the Earth’s upper atmosphere and space weather to the engineering of spacecraft control systems and scientific instruments.

Students in the Ph.D. in Engineering Physics program will be enrolled and in residence at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach campus for at least two semesters per year. Graduates will work as researchers at universities and agencies like NASA and NOAA and as educators.

The Aviation Ph.D. program starts in January 2010; the Engineering Physics Ph.D. program begins in September 2010.

For more information:

  • Aviation Ph.D. — (800) 359-3728
  • Engineering Physics Ph.D. — (386) 226-6453

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