The exploration of space captures the imagination and inspires generations of space industry professionals and enthusiasts. American Public University proudly offers learners the opportunity to earn a master’s degree in space studies while learning from actual practitioner-instructors, including a former NASA astronaut. The Master of Science in Space Studies is offered entirely online, giving working adults the ability to fit a career-relevant education into their busy lives. The advanced curriculum integrates the interdisciplinary study of space through multiple perspectives including the history of space exploration.
Students closely examine the political, economic, legal, commercial, scientific and technical challenges comprising this complex and rapidly changing discipline. Through in-depth research and academic projects, the curriculum is designed to prepare well-rounded scholars and leaders to meet challenges associated with humankind’s exploration and usage of space.
American Public University consults with industry advisory councils to verity that the online Space Studies program keeps pace with recent changes and emerging trends in space exploration. Courses are also taught by expert practitioners. Many of the professors in the Space Studies program bring a wealth of field experience as leaders working in space, aerospace, and related organizations. Students also connect and interact online with American Public University’s expansive network of working professionals and space industry enthusiasts.
Concentrations are designed to help you group courses together so you can further specialize in your field and pursue a more focused path to degree completion.
Explore the concentrations available for this program.
- Aerospace Science
- Planetary Science