Department of Earth & Space SciencesSpace Science Center, Room 101235 Martindale DriveMorehead, KY 40351Phone: 606-783-2381Fax: 606-783-5040
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The aerospace industry supports over 15 million high quality American jobs and has experienced eight consecutive years of growth. Fifteen percent of the US GDP is now related to aerospace and. As of 2013 aerospace is the number one manufactured export in Kentucky. The job market for all areas of the space sector, including aerospace engineers, electrical and mechanical engineers, technicians, Earth station operators, and micro-nanotechnology engineers, is robust with careers that epitomize 21st century jobs. Scientists and engineers play a vital role in building the future enterprises that create solutions and jobs critical to solving the large, complex and interdisciplinary problems faced by society. Many of these complex societal problems are solved by the utilization of space assets. Whether it’s financial and data transfer, national defense and homeland security or the search and management of natural resources, space plays a vital role. Our graduates are highly competitive for jobs in the aerospace and related industries (electrical engineering, telecommunications, electronics and computer-aided design.) Applied research conducted by our graduates often leads to commercial technologies that allow them to become the entrepreneurs and innovators of the new space age.
Students applying for admission must meet the general admission requirements to graduate study and satisfy two of the following criteria:
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