Master of Science in Space Studies / Astronomy
American Public University System

Program Details

The online master’s degree in Space Studies from APUS offers a concentration in Astronomy. Graduates will be able to pursue employment in observatories and planetariums, or teaching at the college level

Students will learn about astronomical instrumentation, including the opportunity to use the university’s observatory and PlaneWave CDK24 robotic telescope. Research projects prepare students for real-world challenges. The curriculum was designed by former NASA astronaut Dr. James Reilly, a veteran of three shuttle missions and five spacewalks.

This concentration includes studies of:

  • Planetary and solar system studies
  • Astrophysical studies
  • Lunar geology
  • Comets, asteroids, and meteorites
  • History of astronomy

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

American Public University System is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s)