The Graduate Space Systems (GSS) program is designed to provide officers with a broad knowledge of space systems engineering and space science. Education in the fundamentals of these areas will increase military officer’s effectiveness in planning, executing, and evaluating space systems and operations. Each student completes a research thesis on some aspect of space systems (engineering, science, or operations). The Space Systems graduate is ready to participate actively in organizations responsible for the selection, planning, management, operation, and evaluation of space systems for the DoD. Most graduates will receive a Master of Science (Space Systems); however, students with adequate background may pursue an alternate degree as long as the GSS requirements detailed below are satisfied. Please see the Department Blue Book for further details.
Bachelor's Degree Required: Degree in any engineering discipline, systems engineering, science, or mathematics.
Undergraduate Mathematics Course Required: Calculus, Ordinary Differential Equations
Test Required: GRE - 153V/148Q (within the last five years)
GPA Required: Overall - 3.0; Mathematics - 3.0; Major - 3.0
*Waivers to the above criteria are sometimes granted, and are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Individuals whose academic credentials fall below any of the above criteria but feel they should be given additional consideration due to other potential qualifying factors are encouraged to apply. Please contact the Center at 937-255-6565 x4753 for additional information.
Military personnel, international officers, and civilians who apply to AFIT for full-time graduate study under the sponsorship (full pay and allowances) of a military service or Government organization, but fail to meet the criteria above may be admitted by the faculty in the appropriate department. Please refer to AFIT’s Master’s Degree Eligibility for additional information.
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Program Outcomes (POs)
Degree Type: Master's
Delivery Method: In-Residence