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

Program Details

The Master of Science in Space Studies is an interdisciplinary degree that examines the historical, political, economic, legal, commercial, scientific, and technical challenges comprising this complex and rapidly changing discipline. Through in-depth research and academic projects, the curriculum is designed to prepare well-rounded scholars and leaders to meet challenges associated with humankind’s exploration and usage of space. This master’s program is taught by space and aerospace leaders and practitioners.

The Astronomy concentration prepares students for employment in the observatory, planetarium, or college classroom. A diverse range of courses provide an inclusive synopsis of astronomy – from the Solar System to stars and galaxies. Students will learn about astronomical instrumentation, with the opportunity to access the university’s observatory and the PlaneWave CDK24 robotic telescope.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
  • Official bachelor’s or master’s transcript showing conferral of degree

School Accreditation Statement

Higher Learning Commission