Space engineering degree programs in the United States

Short courses: space systems

MS ASTE Program Update

Major challenge for the American space enterprise

The acute need to improve space-related education has emerged as a major challenge for the American space enterprise. At the same time, the importance of space continues to grow for national security and economy. The United States depends on space assets more than any other nation on earth and this country leads the world in exploration and utilization of space.

Government, Congress, and industry have produced alarming reports on the state of the American space workforce during last two decades. Whether these findings collect dust on library shelves or translate into changes depend on a concerted effort by all stakeholders, including the space industry, government, academia, and professional societies, especially the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

Call for major changes: The Time for Academic Departments in Astronautical Engineering

Call to arms

The Time for Academic Departments in Astronautical Engineering (pdf)

AIAA–2007–6042 at Space 2007, Long Beach, Calif., 2007)


Implementation – USC story

Advanced degrees in astronautical engineering for the space industry (pdf)

Acta Astronautica, vol. 103, pp. 93-105, 2014

gruntman ms aste acta astronjautica

Sputnik 1             Explorer 1               Vanguard 1

USC Program Master of Science in Astronautical Engineering

Awarded (annual) Master's degrees in Astronautical Engineering

annual MS degrees in astronautical engineering

National reach of the USC Master's program in Astronautical Engineering

USC students pursuing MS in astronautical engineering

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