12 months
773 USD/credit 23190 USD/year
773 USD/credit 23190 USD/year
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If you’re ready for a meaningful career within the space domain and its operational ecosystem, the Space Operations program from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will prepare you for success in this exciting and innovative industry.

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This online graduate degree is geared toward students who hold an undergraduate degree in engineering, computer science, math, physics or another related area, as well as professionals already working in the industry. However, you do not need a STEM background to be successful in this program.

Courses will explore key areas inherent to the industry’s space mission programs. Core classes include space mission operations, spacecraft systems, system safety, human factors, space law and more, which provide you with the knowledge and skills desired by national space agencies, commercial space companies and military organizations alike.

About Space Operations at the Worldwide & Online Campus

The Space Operations program from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University takes a balanced approach with an integrated curriculum rooted in the key areas of domain awareness, technical understanding and functional execution.

In this 30-credit hour online degree program, you will learn how to apply the STEM principles and theory necessary for conducting spaceflight operations and create strategies for developing space capability and executing spaceflight missions.

Upon completion of the program, you will be equipped with the professional skills needed to launch your space career or distinguish yourself as your company’s resident space subject-matter expert.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Developing and Operating the Space Enterprise
  • The Launch Industry
  • The Satellite Communications Industry
  • Earth Observation and Remote Sensing
  • Space Mission and Launch Operations
  • Cybersecurity Applications in Space

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International applicants must submit the application for admission 90 days prior to the term start date. 


30 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the application.
  • Official high school and/or college transcript or GED scores.
  • ACT and/or SAT scores (strongly recommended).
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  • Additional documents may be required of specific audiences.
  • We evaluate applications on a rolling basis. Once all documents have been received, we will notify you of your admission status.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23190 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 773 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    23190 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 773 USD per credit during 12 months.

Worldwide and Online Campus Tuition:

  • Military Cost Per Credit Hour: $648.00
  • Civilian Cost Per Credit Hour: $773.00

Living costs for Orlando

1111 - 1939 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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