Given the rapid advancement of today’s space industry, there is a growing number of job opportunities for those seeking to launch or continue careers in this evolving field of work. In fact, the space economy is expected to triple in size and become a $1.4 trillion market by 2030 according to an analysis by Bank of America.
Thanks to the commercialization and privatization of the launch and supply mission to the International Space Station, the desire to return to the moon, the announced exploration of Mars and the increase in space startups, the space industry provides a very promising future.
If you’re ready for a meaningful career within the space domain and its operational ecosystem, Embry-Riddle’s Master of Space Operations program will prepare you for success in this exciting and innovative industry.
This online graduate degree is geared toward students who hold an undergraduate degree in engineering, computer science, math, physics or another related area, as well as professionals already working in the industry. However, you do not need a STEM background to be successful in this program.
Courses will explore key areas inherent to the industry’s space mission programs. Core classes include space mission operations, spacecraft systems, system safety, human factors, space law and more, which provide you with the knowledge and skills desired by national space agencies, commercial space companies and military organizations alike.
About Space Operations at the Worldwide & Online Campus
The Master of Space Operations takes a balanced approach with an integrated curriculum rooted in the key areas of domain awareness, technical understanding and functional execution.
In this 30-credit hour online degree program, you will learn how to apply the STEM principles and theory necessary for conducting spaceflight operations and create strategies for developing space capability and executing spaceflight missions.
Upon completion of the program, you will be equipped with the professional skills needed to launch your space career or distinguish yourself as your company’s resident space subject-matter expert.
Who is This Program For?
- Professionals in the space industry seeking to advance their career by enhancing their knowledge and research skills
- Professionals working outside the space industry who seek to become subject matter experts to expand future opportunities
- Students seeking a graduate degree upon completion of an undergraduate degree
The Master of Space Operations (MSO) provides graduates of the program the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to secure meaningful careers within today’s growing space industry. This industry encompasses three major entities including: commercial space companies such as Blue Origin, civil space entities such as NASA, and the Department of Defense, such as the military’s new Space Force. The degree program will be offered fully online, along with additional options for other learning modalities. The MSO degree takes a balanced approach with integrated and interdisciplinary curriculum rooted in areas of 1) domain awareness, 2) technical understanding and 3) functional execution.
|Space Operations Core|
|MSPO 500||Developing and Operating the Space Enterprise||3|
|MSPO 505||The Launch Industry||3|
|MSPO 510||The Satellite Communications Industry||3|
|MSPO 511||Earth Observation and Remote Sensing||3|
|MSPO 512||Space Mission and Launch Operations||3|
|MSPO 513||Space Habitation and Life Support Systems||3|
|MSPO 515||Cybersecurity Applications in Space||3|
|MSPO 520||Space Technology and Systems||3|
|MSPO 525||Space Law and Policy||3|
|PMGT 652||Concepts and Practices of Project Management||3|
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