Space Studies Doctoral Program Update
We have finally started our campaign for a PhD program in Space Studies. Our initial effort is to propose an â€œumbrella' PhD in Aerospace Sciences. Both the UND and NDSU engineering schools have an â€œumbrella' PhD covering all of engineering: electrical, mechanical, industrial, management. Both Space Studies and Aviation are very interdisciplinary such that any PhD â€œprogram' would be unique to the individual studentâ€"and probably require many courses from other departments. If this is not successful, we will proceed independently.
Barring any unforeseen events, we expect to be able to send a complete proposal to the State Board by August/September 2009. The program, if approved, is expected to formally start in Fall 2010.
We will try to keep students and alumni informed of program progress as we move along.
Dr. David Whalen, Chair