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Space Studies

American Public University

2 months
370 USD/credit 13320 USD/full
370 USD/credit 13320 USD/full
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The Space Studies MSc course at the American Public University is an interdisciplinary degree with concentrations in aerospace science, astronomy, or space policy. 


Course Details

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
  • Astronomy 
  • 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

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Lunar Geology
  • Research Methods in Space Studies
  • Chronology of Space
  • Remote Sensing Satellites
  • The Psychology and Physiology of Space
  • Planetary and Solar System Studies

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 2 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
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36 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13320 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 370 USD per credit during 2 months.
  • National

    13320 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 370 USD per credit during 2 months.

$250 with military grant


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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