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ISU Center for Space Entrepreneurship

ISU Center for Space Entrepreneurship

Graduate Certificate in Commercial Space Studies

Andy Aldrin shaking hands in front of large monitorA partnership between the International Space University and Florida Tech, the Commercial Space Studies graduate certificate complements existing masters-level programs in engineering, business and social sciences. Students gain rigorous, practical training in space finance, policy, management, technology and entrepreneurship. Scholarship opportunities are available please see below).

Students enrolled in the Commercial Space Studies program will take their classes at the world-renowned Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex — practically next-door to the site of NASA’s multi-user spaceport for U.S. government launches and the primary launch site for leading commercial space companies. The KSCVC boasts an array of fully equipped classroom and learning spaces superbly suited to the CSS program and provides a one-of-a-kind backdrop for:

  • Practical training
  • Unprecedented networking opportunities at popular launch-viewing events
  • Formal technical exchange opportunities between ISU-CSE faculty, industry executives, government officials, scientists, engineers and investors

All classes are administered by Florida Tech, a national research university. Upon completion of this four-course, summer intensive, students earn a graduate certificate in Commercial Space Studies and credits transferable to partner institutions.

Tuition for the program is around $14,000, consistent with the "Melbourne Campus (non-business programs)" rate. Scholarships are available.

Financial Aid and Scholarship Opportunities:

To apply for a $5,000 scholarship applicable toward tuition costs, please submit this ScholarshipApplicationForm_ISU-CSE_2019 and a statement of qualifications to
Your statement of objectives should include

  • Why you believe you qualify for this aid
  • A summary of your individual goals
  • Future plans in the space industry and how you hope to put the skills gained in this program to use.

Applications for financial aid are due by May 3.


Visit "How to Apply" to learn more