American Public University System offers an online master’s degree in Space Studies focusing on Aerospace Science. The program provides an in-depth study of both aircraft and spacecraft design and operations.
Courses examine topics including aircraft propulsion, aerodynamics, and aircraft design as well as orbital mechanics, rocket propulsion, and spacecraft design. Students undertake research projects to prepare for the challenges associated with the aerospace industry. The curriculum was designed by former NASA astronaut Dr. James Reilly, a veteran of three shuttle missions and five spacewalks.
Graduates will be able to:
- Categorize the laws of orbital mechanics
- Apply scientific principles to aircraft propulsion systems
- Examine liquid and solid rocket propulsion fundamentals
- Assess satellite communications in our modern society
- Synthesize the fundamentals of aerodynamics and aircraft/spacecraft design for future innovations
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School Accreditation & Licensing
American Public University System is accredited by:
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
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