Next May, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will begin classes for its new aviation Ph.D. degree programs available online through its Worldwide Campus division. According to Embry-Riddle professor of applied aviation studies and aviation program Ph.D. residency coordinator Alan Stolzer, the program is the first of its kind in the world.
Doctor of Philosophy
Like all high-tech industries, aviation has hardware, software and wetware. The last is a euphemism for the gray matter between a pilot’s ears (or a controller’s, mechanic’s or any other operator’s, for that matter). Over the 10 decades of powered flight, we’ve vastly improved aircraft engines and airframes. In the past two decades or so, computer processors and databases have left their indelible imprint on avionics.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is now offering online courses to earn a doctorate degree in psychology or business administration. The Ph.D. program is offered to ERAU students by Northcentral University, an accredited online distance-learning school in Prescott, Ariz. Students who wish to pursue a Ph.D.