Professional Masters in Interdisciplinary Space Studies

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About the Program

As the global demand for education in space science and exploration continues to increase, the Institute for Earth and Space Exploration proposes to leverage our expertise to develop and implement a new Professional Masters in Interdisciplinary Space Studies that captures the growing excitement and interest in space. This program will target individuals with backgrounds in science, social science, engineering, business, or policy and law who are interested in entering the growing space sector – or who are already in the sector and looking to further their education. This new professional masters will provide students with the necessary skills to work effectively in the rapidly expanding and evolving space sector, both private and governmental. 

The Professional Masters in Interdisciplinary Space Studies degree is being spearheaded by the Institute for Earth and Space Exploration in partnership with the Faculty of Science. It is the first professional degree in Canada to bring an interdisciplinary approach to space studies, hence the designated degree nomenclature. This professional masters program provides students with a wide range of necessary skills to excel in the interdisciplinary field of space exploration and to effectively communicate with, and work alongside, other members of the space community.




Courses to be offered:

The fundamentals of Space
An Introduction to Space Science
Designing Space Mission Systems
The History of Space Exploration
Space Policy
Remote Sensing
Living and working in Space
Space Law
Planetary Field School 
Experiential Learning Project



Applicants must possess a four-year degree from an accredited university. The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies requires at least a 70% average across courses taken in the last two full-time years of the undergraduate degree. Equivalent qualifications may be considered based on the standards of the discipline or profession.


Tuition will be set once the program receives final approval. Please check back for updates.

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 “Prospective students are advised that offers of admission to a new program may be made only after the university’s own quality assurance processes have been completed and the Ontario Universities Council on Quality Assurance has approved the program.”