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2017-2018 Catalog

Space Sciences, M.S.


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Major Code: 8132 Degree Awarded: Master of Science
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom Age Restriction: No
Admission Status: Graduate Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne
Admission Materials: 3 letters of recommendation, résumé, objectives

The space sciences graduate program stresses many subfields of space studies, such as stellar and extragalactic astrophysics, solar-terrestrial interrelation (space weather, solar energetic particles), cosmic ray physics, energetic radiation from thunderstorms and lightning on Earth and other planets, planetary science, human space exploration research and related instrumentation. Graduate study in space sciences at the master’s level prepares graduates for continued and specialized study toward the doctoral degree in space-related fields as well as a wide range of scientific and technical responsibilities in industry and government.

Admission Requirements

An applicant for admission should have an undergraduate degree in any subfield of space sciences (astrobiology, astronomy/astrophysics, geosciences, planetary sciences), physics or a related engineering field. All entering space sciences graduate students are required to be prepared in mathematics at least through vector analysis. The GRE scores from both the general and subject test in physics are recommended but not required.

Degree Requirements

The master’s degree is conferred on students who have satisfactorily completed a minimum of 30 semester credit hours of graduate study. A master’s thesis is optional. Master’s degree students must complete the following five core courses with a grade of C or better:

Core Courses (15 credit hours)


Subject Courses


     A minimum of 3 courses from the following:

Total Credits Required: 30


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