Space Studies (M.S.)
Prepare for a career in space with a broad-based approach that links engineering, science and policy.
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.
- Program type:
- Master's Degree
- On-campus or online
- Est. time to complete:
- 2-4 years
- Credit hours:
Why Study Space Studies at UND?
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.