Space Systems Operations Management (MS)

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Webster University Online
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2.5 to 3 years
Time to Completion
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Become a sought-after space ops expert

Develop and execute space-age solutions to operations and management situations by earning your Master of Science in Space Systems Operations Management from Webster University. Through an engaging curriculum that combines management essentials with space-specific knowledge in propulsion, power systems, environment, and mechanics, you will learn to apply proven approaches to space systems operations programs. Complete this program through Webster University Online or at our Colorado Springs Metropolitan campus in just 2.5 to 3 years.

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Expand your professional horizons

Built for those who aim for the stars

Whether you’re already on a space-related career track or simply a stargazer searching for more, Webster’s Space Systems Operations Management master’s prepares you for exciting, advanced careers in the space industry. This program is ideal for:

Gain career-launching knowledge and skills

As you progress through Webster’s Space Systems Operations Management curriculum, you’ll develop essential, practical skills to take the lead in planning, executing, and evaluating space-based endeavors. Specifically, you can expect to:

Classes you’ll take

To earn your master’s degree in Space Systems Operations Management from Webster, you must complete 13 classes for a total of 39 credit hours. You’ll start with six classes (18 credit hours) of core courses in your chosen emphasis area, followed by seven courses (21 credit hours) of electives. You must choose five electives from a pre-approved group of courses, while the final two electives may come from this major or any other Business and Technology major.

Acquisitions and Program Management Core Courses
  • Practical Research in Space Operations
  • Space Environment
  • Space Operations Research
  • Space Systems Acquisition Law
  • Space Systems Contracting
  • Space Systems Project Management

Engineering and Technical Management Core Courses
  • Practical Research in Space Operations
  • Space Environment
  • Space Operations Management
  • Space Operations Research
  • Space Systems Dynamics-Orbital Mechanics
  • Space Systems Engineering

Space Electives (Select 5)
  • GPS-Space Radio Navigation Systems
  • Issues in Space Operations
  • Space Bio-Astronautics
  • Space Commanding Systems
  • Space Commercialization
  • Space Communications Systems
  • Space Decision Support Systems
  • Space Systems Integration
  • Space Systems Law and Policy

Choose where you learn

Webster’s master’s degree in Space Systems Operations Management is available 100% through Webster University Online. This means you have the flexibility to create a class schedule that fits within your personal and professional obligations. In other words, you never have to choose between family, work, and furthering your education.

This program is also available at Webster’s Colorado Springs Metropolitan campus, located just minutes from the United States Air Force Academy—the premier commissioning source for Space Force officers.

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Explore out-of-this-world job opportunities

Graduating from this program can qualify you for advanced positions with public and private space organizations. Our Career and Resource Center staff can help you in your job search as you pursue careers and salaries like those listed below.

Aerospace Engineer


Median Annual Salary
(National, May 2022)

Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing


Median Annual Salary
(National, May 2022)

Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services


Median Annual Salary
(National, May 2022)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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An education nationally recognized for quality

Earn your ACBSP-accredited master’s in Space Systems Operations Management from Webster, an independent, nonprofit university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Learn from experts

Combine theory and practice as you interact one-on-one with faculty members who have extensive experience in space operations. They serve as mentors who are willing and eager to support your career goals. Webster’s space studies courses typically have an 8:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

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