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Space Systems Engineering, M.S.


Design, build and deploy satellites in our master’s program.


Master of Science (M.S.)






36 Credit Hours

Course Requirements

What You'll Learn in the Space Systems Engineering master's program

Through advanced study in satellite design, fabrication and implementation, you'll learn through numerous hands-on experiences. You'll also use MSU's 21-meter tracking antenna to monitor satellites and spacecraft to collect data for research and development purposes.  

What You Can Do with a Space Systems Engineering master's Degree

You'll be prepared for an exciting career in the aerospace industry or to pursue your Ph.D.  

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Space Science Center

The Space Science Center is a state-of-the-art facility that gives students hands-on experience in the design, development, construction, and monitoring of CubeSats and other spacecraft.

Explore the Space Science Center

What Makes Morehead State's Program Different

MSU offers one of only a few space systems engineering degrees in the country, so you'll earn a unique degree with plenty of hands-on learning opportunities that give you an advantage in a competitive job market. 

Admission to the Space Systems Engineering master's program

You must be accepted for graduate study at MSU. Apply to graduate school.

In addition to meeting the requirements for admission to graduate study at MSU, students must also satisfy two of the following criteria:  

  • A minimum GRE score of 150 on verbal reasoning and 146 on quantitative reasoning, or 
  • Undergraduate GPA X GRE (verbal and quantitative) = 875  
  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant area (aerospace engineering, space science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or closely related discipline.) 

Contact Us

Dr. Eric Jerde, Chair

123 Lappin Hall
Morehead, KY 40351

PHONE: 606-783-5406