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2024-2025 Florida Tech Catalog 
2024-2025 Florida Tech Catalog

Space Systems Management, M.S.

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Major Code: 8315 Degree Awarded: Master of Science
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom, online, off-site Admission Status: Graduate
Admission Materials: Résumé/CV, transcripts Location(s): Florida Tech at Spaceport, Virtual Education Center

This program meets the professional needs of technical graduates who are, or are looking forward to, assuming more managerial responsibility in some aspect of space systems and need to enhance both managerial and technical skills.

The goal of the Master of Science in Space Systems Management is to prepare individuals for advanced leadership positions in the private, public and military sectors with specific skills and competencies in space systems management.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Master of Science in Space Systems Management program requires a bachelor’s degree in a recognized field of engineering or physical science from an accredited curriculum. Coursework must have included mathematics through differential equations and at least one year of calculus-based physics. Proficiency at the undergraduate level in financial accounting and statistics is also required.

Individuals who do not meet the stated requirements for regular admission may petition to take graduate courses for credit as a continuing education applicant.

Degree Requirements

The degree of Master of Science in Space Systems Management is conferred upon students who have successfully completed 36 credit hours of graduate work plus other course requirements as listed on the student’s approved graduate program plan. Students without an adequate undergraduate background will be required to complete all or part of the program prerequisites listed below.


Candidates for the degree must successfully complete the following curriculum.

Required Courses

Management (18 credit hours)

Chosen with a clear focus on management from foundation, core or elective courses, via distance learning or from courses with a management emphasis from other academic units at Florida Tech. Students must submit a program plan to the academic unit head outlining the six management courses to fulfill the curriculum requirement. Also, students must meet all management course prerequisites as stated in the current catalog.

Directed Elective

Total Credits Required: 36

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