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An Online Master’s in Space Studies for Less Than $15,000

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Earn Your Master’s in Space Studies Online

Space exploration is having its moment, propelled by commercial enterprises promoting travel to the next frontier and the launch of the U.S. Space Force. By enrolling in American Military University’s (AMU) online MS in Space Studies, you deeply examine this fascinating discipline and have an opportunity for hands-on learning through participation in research projects.

AMU’s programs are online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At AMU, there are no entrance exams and programs start every month, so you can begin quickly and control your schedule.

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AMU Gives You the Freedom to Learn

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Tuition for master’s degrees and graduate certificates.

Out-Of-Pocket Tuition Possible

All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, and Reservists are eligible for our Freedom Grant® that covers undergraduate and master’s-level tuition above the military TA cap of $250/credit hour.

Entrance Exams

No GRE, GMAT, or other standardized test scores required. Programs start monthly.

Application Fee

There is no cost to apply.

Transfer Credit Evaluation

AMU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

Textbooks & Ebooks

We provide no-cost textbooks and ebooks for all master’s-level U.S active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military spouses/dependents.

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Why You Should Earn This Master's From AMU

Informed Approach

Coursework examines the challenges associated with space exploration through the lens of politics, economics, law, commerce, science, and technology.


Core coursework covers the fundamentals of the discipline, introducing you to space studies and research methods. To sharpen your focus and meet professional goals, you will choose a concentration.

Wow Factor

AMU offers a state-of-the-art, remote-controlled observatory, with a fully online 24-inch aperture telescope. Working with a faculty member, you can adjust the telescope remotely. Accessing its data with a simple internet connection is extraordinary and sets AMU apart.

Experiential Knowledge

You’ll have the opportunity to participate in the University’s supernova research project as well as research involving AMU’s telescope, which is among the largest telescopes located within nearby states.

Expert Insight

You benefit from the knowledge of astronomers, scientists, and engineers currently working for NASA and aerospace firms—professionals who are among the faculty guiding your studies in this exciting program.

Collaborative Learning

You will study alongside AMU’s unique group of working professional students representing military, government, and public sector communities.

Helping You Save on Your Master's

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* Zero-out-of-pocket tuition may be possible when the Freedom Grant® is combined with other forms of financial assistance, such as military TA or federal Pell grants. The Freedom Grant is available to all U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, and Reservists. Military spouses/dependents are also eligible to receive a grant that covers tuition above the military TA cap of $250/credit hour for undergraduate and master’s-level programs.

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