Ph.D. in Aviation at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University The mission of the Ph.D. in Aviation program is to produce outstanding scholars for careers in research and teaching in the aviation field. The Ph.D. in Aviation will allow students to pursue interests in aviation in a diverse, intellectually versatile and multi-disciplinary environment and to effect a global impact on the aviation industry and discipline. It is the only Ph.D. in Aviation and may be completed in as few as three years. The curriculum is designed to enable working professionals and aviation enthusiasts an innovative way to achieve their personal, educational, and professional goals. Our program is flexible and provides meaningful educational and scholarly preparation for the aviation field. Courses are offered online for greater accessibility with practical schedules for the working professional. You may take courses from anywhere in the world. Three six-day residencies are required. Residencies are offered each August on a campus site. Enrollments in the Ph.D. in Aviation program will be highly selective. You can find the admission requirements here http://aviationphd.erau.edu/requirements/application-requirements.html The university is ranked number one in aerospace and aeronautical (http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandr...ronautical-university-133553/overall-rankings), higher than US Air force Academy and US Naval Academy).