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Space Studies

University of North Dakota

24 months
23005 USD/year
17254 USD/year
11502 USD/year
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Prepare for a career in space with a broad-based approach that links engineering, science and policy with the Space Studies program from University of North Dakota.


Launch your successful career in space exploration with a multi-disciplinary program that that can expand your career path. You’ll gain a broad view of space with a program that includes disciplines such as planetary science, space engineering, life support systems, space policy and law, space history, and space-related aspects of business and management.

Why Study Space Studies at University of North Dakota?

Space exploration has an all-encompassing nature, requiring a unique mix of experience and expertise that can link policy, business, law, science and engineering. To be successful in a rapidly evolving and expanding space industry, a holistic, graduate degree education is needed.

This UND graduate program gives you that broad base of knowledge that can serve as a perfect launch pad for you to thrive. Your specialized training can be achieved through thesis or non-thesis options with an opportunity to focus in an area of faculty research. Students have participated in vital NASA-funded research, such as design and construction of a Lunar/Mars habitat prototype and pressurized electric rover. In fact, UND was the first university with a NASA-funded laboratory dedicated to designing and constructing space-exploration and planetary surface exploration suits. UND is also the first university with two fully operational spaceflight simulators.  

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Space Programs
  • Quality Engineering for the Space Industry
  • Space Economics and Commerce
  • Management of Space Enterprises
  • Risk Management of Space Organizations
  • Space and the Environment

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 or better
  • Three credits of coursework in statistics or algebra or calculus or computer science
  • Six credits of coursework in the physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering
  • Six credits of coursework in the social sciences, history, business, or law
  • Three credits of coursework in English composition or technical writing
  • Pre-requisite courses from 2 to 5 above must have been completed at the college level, preferably with a grade of B or higher
  • Submission of a written statement of interest 
  • Satisfy the School of Graduate Studies’ English Language Proficiency requirements as published in the graduate catalog

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23005 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23005 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    17254 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17254 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    11502 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11502 USD per year during 24 months.
  • Minnesota residents: 14,608.32 USD per year

Living costs for Grand Forks

1000 - 2180 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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