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Master of
Space Operations

This 30-credit online program teaches students to apply the STEM principles and theory needed for conducting spaceflight operations and developing space capabilities.

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

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