The Department of Space Studies, founded in 1987, is one of the first interdisciplinary space programs in the world. Most universities offer degrees in space sciences and engineering, whereas the University of North Dakota (UND) Space Studies Master of Science degree combines space physical science, space life science, space engineering, space policy and law, space business and economics, and space history.
Our facilities include lab space for the investigation of terrestrial rocks and meteorites, reduction and analysis of terrestrial remote sensing and planetary reflectance spectral data, research into life support technologies and human factors in space, and an astronomical observatory. Space Studies is also the home to the Human Spaceflight Lab and the Spacecraft Simulator Facility which features both a vertical and horizontal space simulator. Students enjoy hands-on experiences preparing them for exciting opportunities in the space industry.
Our online program allows students to conveniently complete their degree while continuing their employment or other commitments. Students from almost every continent have found the online option a valuable step towards their career goals.
We welcome you to explore our website to discover what awaits you in realizing your goal of achieving success in the space industry!