How To Apply

Due to COVID-19, the 2021 cohort is a hybrid online program. 

Ready to spend the summer focused on commercial space? To apply to the Commercial Space Studies graduate certificate program, please complete the application for graduate admission

The Commercial Space Studies certificate program requires a transcript confirming that you possess minimum of a bachelor's degree (or will have earned a bachelor's degree before June 1, 2021), and academic GPA of minimum 3.0 on a 4-point scale. All applicants must send an official certified transcript to the Office of Graduate Admissions  by the registrar of each college or university the applicant has attended. International students who have prior university-level educational experience outside the US must provide English translations of transcripts.

Documents may be mailed to:

Graduate Admissions
Florida Institute of Technology
150 W. University Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32901

For more information, visit Graduate Admissions.

A maximum of 50 students will be admitted.

Due to COVID-19, the application period has been extended. Please have your full application completed by May 1, 2021. This is the absolute latest we can allow qualified students to join the program. 


For International (non-U.S.) Students:

Once your application is processed, our staff will provide you with an invitation letter that may facilitate your application for a B-1 (tourist visa) to enter the United States for the ISU-CSE two-week in-person portion of the summer program.  If you already are in possession of a B-1 visa, there is no need to apply for another.

If you are a continuing student in the U.S. and you have had at least one semester of study before this summer program, you should continue to operate under your existing visa.

Please contact us with further questions.

*FIT is first and foremost concerned for the health of our students, faculty, and speakers. We will take every precaution consistent with CDC guidelines to ensure the health of our students. If conditions in late June do not support safe operation of in person classes, the program will be completed with all coursework online. 

Financial Aid And Scholarship Opportunities:

To apply for a $5000 partial scholarship applicable toward tuition costs, please inquire with Admitted students will be asked to submit a statement of objectives no longer than a page 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.

The deadline for submissions is May 5, 2021. The statement of objectives must be no longer than a page, easy to read and sent as a PDF or Word document.