M.Sc. On Campus

Space Systems Engineering

Morehead State University

12 months
570 USD/credit 20520 USD/year
570 USD/credit 20520 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Space Systems Engineering (MSSE) program at the Morehead State University trains you in systems - level engineering in spacecraft design, development and operation, which are all skills appropriate for careers in space technologies and applications. 


Graduates gain competencies in space systems engineering and design - level knowledge of the concepts, technologies and processes associated with aerospace systems requirements. 

The Space Systems Engineering program at the Morehead State University places an emphasis on astronautics, emphasizing satellite design and development, particularly in the areas of satellite systems, (i.e. communications, command and data handling, attitude determination and control, thermal systems and power systems), nanosatellites, space mission operations and ground station technologies.

Career Opportunities

  • The aerospace industry supports over 15 million high quality American jobs and has experienced eight consecutive years of growth. 
  • Fifteen percent of the US GDP is now related to aerospace ,and as of 2013, aerospace is the number one manufactured export in Kentucky. 

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Space Mission Analysis and Design
  • Thermal and Structural Analysis
  • Linear Systems
  • Advanced Processor Systems
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Advanced Space Communication

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
150 (verbal)
146 (quantitative)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum GRE score of 150 on verbal reasoning and 146 on quantitative reasoning OR Undergraduate GPA X GRE (verbal and quantitative) = 875.
  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant area (space science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or closely related discipline).
  • Completed a sequence of courses in engineering physics and calculus through calculus III.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 570 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    20520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 570 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Morehead

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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