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Master of
Space Operations

The Master of Space Operations teaches students the theory needed for conducting spaceflight operations and developing space capabilities.

About the Master of Space Operations

The space economy is expected to triple in size and become a $1.1 trillion market by 2030 according to an analysis by Bank of America. Since the commercialization and privatization of the launch and supply mission to the International Space Station, the desire to return to the moon 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, Embry‑Riddle’s Master of Space Operations program will prepare you for success in an innovative industry. The online space operations degree is geared toward students who hold an undergraduate degree in engineering, computer science, math or physics, as well as professionals already working in the industry. 

Student Learning Outcomes

While earning an online space industry degree, you will have the opportunity to explore key areas including:

  • Space Mission Operations 
  • Spacecraft Systems 
  • System Safety 
  • Human Factors 
  • Space Law  

Space Operations Career Opportunities

Careers and Employers

Master’s students graduating from Embry-Riddle’s Space Operations program transition into careers with companies such as SpaceX, NASA, the U.S. Military and Blue Origin.  

Graduates with a space operations degree tend to enter into the industry with positions in principal systems engineering, quality engineering, software test engineering and operations directing.  


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, spaceflight operations and space research. 

In this 30-credit hour online degree program, you will learn how to apply the STEM principles and theory necessary for conducting spaceflight operations, create strategies for developing space capability and execute 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. 

Space Operations Information

  • Credits: 30 
  • Online or In-Person: Fully Online 

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