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ISU Center for Space Entrepreneurship

Graduate Certificate in Commercial Space Studies

 CSE class visiting NASA's Vertical Assembly Building


A 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 ISU-CSE at Florida Tech will split their learning time between classroom lectures at Florida Tech’s Aldrin Space Institute and expedition days for immersive learning 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 changing the footprint of commercial space exploration. These facilities boast an array of fully equipped classrooms and learning spaces superbly suited to the CSE program and provide a one-of-a-kind backdrop for:

  • Practical training
  • Small group discussion and lively conversation witha academic mentors
  • 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 consistent with the "Melbourne Campus (non-business programs)" rate. Scholarships are available.

Financial Aid and Scholarship Opportunities:

To apply for a scholarship applicable toward tuition costs, please inquire with Admitted students will be asked to submit a statement of objectives including:

  • 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.

Visit "How to Apply" to learn more.