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Master of Science
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Master of Science in Space Systems Management

This program meets the professional needs of technical graduates who are, or are looking forward to, assuming more managerial responsibility in some aspect of space systems and need to enhance both managerial and technical skills.

The goal of the Master of Science in Space Systems Management is to prepare individuals for advanced leadership positions in the private, public and military sectors with specific skills and competencies in space systems management.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Master of Science in Space Systems Management program requires a bachelor's degree in a recognized field of engineering or physical science from an accredited curriculum. Coursework must have included mathematics through differential equations and at least one year of calculus-based physics. Proficiency at the undergraduate level in financial accounting and statistics is also required. In the case of a marginal undergraduate record (GPA less than 3.0), letters of recommendation and results of recent GRE Tests, both General (verbal and quantitative) and Subject (engineering or physics) are required and could be deciding factors. Holders of the Professional Engineer license (or engineering intern status for those less than five years past the bachelor's degree) need not take the GRE Subject Test. Individuals who do not meet the stated requirements for regular admission may petition to take graduate courses for credit as a continuing education applicant.

Degree Requirements

The degree of Master of Science in Space Systems Management is conferred upon students who have successfully completed 36 credit hours of graduate work plus other course requirements as listed on the student's approved graduate program plan. Students without adequate undergraduate background will be required to complete all or part of the program prerequisites listed below.

REQUIRED COURSES
CREDITS
Management 18

Six courses (18 credit hours) with a clear focus on management are required. These course may be from the foundation, core or elective courses offered by the Nathan M. Bisk College of Business, via distance learning from extended studies, or from courses with a management emphasis from other academic units at Florida Tech. Students must submit a program plan to the academic unit head outlining the six management courses to fulfill the curriculum requirement. Also, students must meet all management course prerequisites as stated in the current catalog.

Space Systems  15
SPC 5001 Introduction to Space Systems  
SPC 5004 Space Propulsion Systems  
SPC 5005 Space Power Systems  
SPC 5012 Spacecraft Environment  
SPC 5013 Space Systems Astrodynamics  
Directed Elective (1 course) 3
MGT 5020 Applied Management Project* 

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 33

*Serves as the capstone for this program.