Embry-Riddle Aviation Ph.D. Program Set for Takeoff

 - October 2, 2008, 12:24 PM

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will be highlighting its new aviation Ph.D. degree program at the NBAA Convention next week. The program will be available online through its Worldwide Campus division, and there will be three available cognates: operations, security and safety, but only operations will be available to students enrolled in the first class in May. According to Embry-Riddle professor of applied aviation studies and aviation program Ph.D. residency coordinator Alan Stolzer, the program will take about three years to complete and require each student to do an annual six-day residency at one of Embry-Riddle’s campuses. Depending on the student’s schedule, the program can be completed in as little as two years or as many as seven years. Each individual course will take 12 weeks to finish. Only 25 students will be admitted to the initial class next spring, and the deadline to apply is January 15. Those applying need to have taken the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) within the last five years and provide official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work, in addition to a statement of goals, writing sample, letters of recommendation and a résumé.