ANNOUNCEMENT: ISU Summer Session credits approved for transfer
Transfer of International Space University’s (ISU) Summer Session Program Credits towards Space Studies Masters Program at University of North Dakota
It gives me great pleasure to announce that, starting spring 2010 admissions, the University of North Dakota will accept transfer of ISU’s Summer Session Program credits as equivalent to six credits towards our Master’s Program in Space Studies. In order to be eligible for transfer, the ISU Summer Session Program credits must have been earned within the last seven years of admission to UND, with a score of “good” or higher. The students admitted to the Space Studies Master’s Program at UND must meet our standard admission criteria (see www.space.edu) and must be admitted either on qualified or approved status in order to be eligible for the transfer of credits. The transfer credits will apply towards UND’s core courses SpSt 501 and SpSt 502, and will be effective after the student has completed nine credits of graduate level UND Space Studies coursework, at least six of these must be at 500 level.
The International Space University in France offers a curriculum similar to UND’s Space Studies Masters, with a broad based introduction to space sciences, engineering and applications, planetary sciences, Earth system science and global change, space history, business, commerce, policy and law. The 10 week long ISU’s Summer Session Programs are intensive, interdisciplinary, taught by leading experts, and are of very high quality. By recognizing the value of ISU’s Summer Session Program in meeting the core requirements of our M.S. program, we not only hope to meet the long standing request of many of our potential students, but also foster an atmosphere for future collaborations between the institutions.
Santhosh K. Seelan, Ph.D.
Professor and Graduate Director
Department of Space Studies
John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences
University of North Dakota
Clifford Hall 532
4149 University Avenue Stop 9008
Grand Forks, ND 58202-9008, U.S.A
Tel: 701 777 2355
Web address: www.space.edu