Applied Space Weather Research, M.Sc. | Catholic University of America | Washington, D. C., United States
12 months
52190 USD/year
52190 USD/year
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The Department of Physics from Catholic University of America offers the first Master of Science degree in Applied Space Weather Research for educating the next generation of scientists and engineers who will attack the challenging problems of mitigating hazards to technological systems susceptible to space weather. 


This Applied Space Weather Research degree from Catholic University of America is an interdisciplinary program combining several branches of physics with modern methods of space observations and cutting-edge achievements in data mining and computer forecasting. Master’s students will be offered hands-on experience with advanced space weather forecasting tools available at Catholic University’s Space Weather Center through its collaboration with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

Master of Science in Applied Space Weather Research

  • Students with, or about to earn, bachelor's degrees in the sciences, mathematics, or engineering and other technical disciplines will be eligible for this master's program.
  • Both thesis and non-thesis options will be available, as well as a non-thesis 4+1 track for continuing undergraduates.
  • The thesis option requires:24 credits of graduate work from the course list and
  • 6 credits of independent, Master's thesis research on a topic selected in consultation with the student's program advisor.
  • Thesis topics may be linked to work done in coordination with NASA and Catholic University scientists at Goddard Space Flight Center.
The non-thesis option requires:
  • 24 credit hours of graduate work from the course list and
  • 6 additional graduate-level credit hours that may comprise courses taken in other departments at Catholic University, with the student's program advisor or the director's consent.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Numerical Methods for Space Weather
  • Space Plasma Physics
  • Space Weather System Science
  • Solar and Heliospheric Physics
  • Magnetosphere-Ionosphere-Thermosphere Physics
  • Space Weather Impacts on Technology and Human Health

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Every International applicant needs to return a completed application.
  • Submit a $60 nonrefundable application fee. Payment must be in the form of a check or money order payable in U.S. currency to The Catholic University of America.
  • Demonstrate English language proficiency
  • Submit confirmation of financial support
  • Submit secondary school report with translated transcripts
  • Receive your admission packet with visa information

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    52190 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26095 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    52190 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26095 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
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