Latest PhD program update
We have finally started our campaign for a PhD program in Space
Studies. Our initial effort is to propose an *umbrella* PhD in
Aerospace Sciences. Both the UND and NDSU engineering schools have an
*umbrella* PhD covering all of engineering: electrical, mechanical,
industrial, management. Both Space Studies and Aviation are very
interdisciplinary such that any PhD *program* would be unique to the
individual student*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