Prepare for a career in space with a broad-based approach that links engineering, science and policy.
UND has the first space studies program of its kind in the world! Our master's in Space Studies is designed for those seeking to enter the space field or are an aerospace professional who wishes to expand your knowledge.
- Program type:
- Master's Degree
- On Campus or Online
- Est. time to complete:
- 2-4 years
- Credit hours:
Why earn a Space Studies degree?
UND's Space Studies Degree
UND is strategically focusing research on unmanned autonomous systems, big data, and building on our expertise in space research.
Unlike similar programs, UND students gain a broad-based understanding of the links between engineering, space science and policy.
Gain access to advanced research. Get real-world learning experiences in the UND Human Spaceflight Laboratory, the Spacecraft Simulator facility and the Space Studies Observatory.
Our graduates perform payload integration for Falcon rockets and work on the development of the Space Launch System. They also work in Mission Control and are researchers at several NASA Centers.
UND is the first institution in the nation to become a part of U.S. Space Force’s University Partnership Program.
With close ties to U.S. Space Force, U.S. Space Command, and NASA you'll have opportunities to engage with the cutting edge of space industry.
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Online Master's in Space Studies
For campus students, it normally takes between 2 and 2.5 years. For online students who are working full-time and attending class part-time, it takes longer (normally about 3 years).
Prior experience in the space industry is encouraged in prospective master's in Space Studies applicants, but it is not mandatory. Our master's in Space Studies program is designed for individuals at various career stages, including those entering the space field and aerospace professionals seeking to expand their expertise.
Graduates of UND's space studies program can pursue diverse careers in the space industry, including roles such as Aerospace Business Creator, Aerospace and Systems Engineer, Aerospace Program Manager, Mission Controller, Space Scientist, Space Systems Operator, and STEM Educator.
Yes, the majority of coursework for the master's in Space Studies program is available online, making it accessible for working professionals or individuals deployed for military duty. However, portions of the program may require on-campus attendance for hands-on activities.
Compare our online and on campus costs. Our online students pay the same affordable tuition rate regardless of their legal residency.
UND is committed to assisting students in funding their education, providing over $105 million in financial aid annually. A range of financial aid options offered by UND, including scholarships (merit-based), grants (need-based), and loans, help students alleviate college costs.