Deeply explore the challenges associated with humankind’s exploration and use of space with the Space Studies MSc course at the American Public University.
Space exploration will face political, economic, legal, commercial, scientific, and technical hurdles. This program takes an informed approach, drawing from faculty who are experienced astronomy and aerospace leaders.
Using an advanced interdisciplinary curriculum designed by a former NASA astronaut, this master’s in space studies provides multiple perspectives on the history of space exploration and involves in-depth research projects. You have the opportunity to use APU’s state-of-the-art, remote-controlled observatory, with a fully online 24-inch aperture telescope.
Students must choose a concentration for this degree program:
- Aerospace Science
- Space Policy
What You Will Do
- Understand the foundations and importance of space studies in relation to human space exploration/understanding of the cosmos
- Grow your familiarity with quantitative and qualitative research and statistical data related supporting aerospace science, astronomy, or space policy concepts
- Learn the history, chronology, and concepts for placing manned and unmanned vehicles in space
- Comprehend the importance of remote sensing satellites used to observe Earth and other celestial bodies in the solar system
- Study the psychological and physiological elements for supporting human life in a space environment, including spacesuit design/development
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- Lunar Geology
- Research Methods in Space Studies
- Chronology of Space
- Remote Sensing Satellites
- The Psychology and Physiology of Space
- Planetary and Solar System Studies
- 2 months
Start dates & application deadlines
Courses Start Monthly
DisciplinesAstronomy & Space Sciences Geology Natural Sciences View 22 other Masters in Natural Sciences in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- All APU graduate programs require you to have earned a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
- Please read all graduate admission requirements before applying to this program and be prepared to submit the required documentation.
- If you have a non-U.S. transcript, please view our International Admissions page for more information.
- There is no fee to complete the APU admission application.
International370 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 370 USD per credit during 2 months.
National370 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 370 USD per credit during 2 months.
$250 with military grant
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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