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Earn Your Master’s in Space Studies Online

Space exploration is having its moment, propelled by commercial enterprises promoting travel to the next frontier and the launch of the U.S. Space Force. By enrolling in American Public University’s (APU) online MS in Space Studies, you deeply examine this fascinating discipline and have an opportunity for hands-on learning through participation in research projects.

APU’s programs are online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At APU, there are no entrance exams and classes start every month, so you can begin quickly and control your schedule. Ask us about transfer credit opportunities to help you save time and money in completing your degree.

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Tuition for master’s degrees and graduate certificates. We offer many grant options. These grants represent a savings on our standard tuition rate. Request information to learn more.

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For master's programs with APU’s Preferred Military Rate for eligible students.

Entrance Exams

No GRE®, GMAT™, or other standardized test scores required. Classes start monthly.

Application Fee

There is no cost to apply for undergraduate and master’s-level programs.

Transfer Credit Evaluation

APU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

Affordable Ebooks

Some master's-level courses provide no-cost ebooks to minimize your expenses.

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Why You Should Earn This Master's From APU

Informed Approach

Coursework examines the challenges associated with space exploration through the lens of politics, economics, law, commerce, science, and technology.


Core coursework covers the fundamentals of the discipline, introducing you to space studies and research methods. To sharpen your focus and meet professional goals, you will choose a concentration.

Wow Factor

APU offers a state-of-the-art, remote-controlled observatory, with a fully online 24-inch aperture telescope. Working with a faculty member, you can adjust the telescope remotely. Accessing its data with a simple internet connection is extraordinary and sets APU apart.

Experiential Knowledge

You’ll have the opportunity to participate in the University’s supernova research project as well as research involving APU’s telescope, which is among the largest telescopes located within nearby states.

Expert Insight

You benefit from the knowledge of astronomers, scientists, and engineers currently working for NASA and aerospace firms—professionals who are among the faculty guiding your studies in this exciting program.

Collaborative Learning

You will study alongside APU’s unique group of working professional students representing military, government, and public sector communities.

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* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military families, (parents, spouses, legal partners, siblings, and dependents) are eligible for the Preferred Military Rate of $250/credit hour for undergraduate and $290/credit hour for master’s-level courses. The Preferred Military Rate, which is applied automatically, supersedes all other university grants and special rates, and cannot be combined with any other special promotions.

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