Space Studies (MSSS)

Your specialized training can be achieved through thesis or non-thesis options with an opportunity to focus in an area of faculty research. Students have participated in vital NASA-funded research, such as design and construction of a Lunar/Mars habitat prototype and pressurized electric rovers. In fact, UND was the first university with a NASA-funded laboratory dedicated to designing and constructing space-exploration and planetary surface exploration suits. UND is also the first university with two fully operational spaceflight simulators and one of the few universities in the world to offer human spaceflight training.

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What you'll learn

Gain valuable exposure and insight in UND's Aerospace Engineering program. You will:

  • Experience hands-on learning from the start when you complete a design project and test a prototype during your first semester.
  • Engage with experts from the John D.Odegard School of Aerospace Studies on aviation, aviation support systems and space studies.
  • Get on-the-job experience as an entry-level engineer in our co-op program. Work for companies such as Northrop Grumman, Honeywell Aerospace, Cirrus Aircraft, Bell Textron, and NASA while being paid.
  • Work on wind-tunnel experiments, space hardware design, rapid prototyping and other projects.
$783.50 / credits
  • Start DateMonthly
  • Survey of Space Studies6
  • Independent Study Report3
  • Area of specialization6
  • Technical area courses6
  • Credits33
  • Skill LevelIntermediate
  • LanguageEnglish
  • CertificateYes