Masters in Space Studies

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**This program has been placed on hold pending further evaluation**

About this program

As the global demand for education in space science, earth observation and exploration continues to increase, the Institute for Earth and Space Exploration proposes to leverage our expertise to develop and implement a new Masters in Space Studies that captures the growing excitement and interest in space. This program will cater to individuals with backgrounds in science, medicine, social science, engineering, business, or policy and law who are interested in entering the growing space sector – or who are already in the sector and looking to further their education. This new professional masters will provide students with the necessary skills to work effectively in the rapidly expanding and evolving space sector, both private and governmental. 

The Masters in Space Studies degree is being spearheaded by the Institute for Earth and Space Exploration in partnership with the Faculty of Science. It is the first professional degree in Canada to bring an interdisciplinary approach to space studies, hence the designated degree nomenclature. This professional masters program provides students with a wide range of necessary skills to excel in the interdisciplinary field of space exploration and to effectively communicate with, and work alongside, other members of the space community.

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 “Prospective students are advised that offers of admission to a new program may be made only after the university’s own quality assurance processes have been completed and the Ontario Universities Council on Quality Assurance has approved the program.”


Common Questions

What is the duration? 2 Years*
When does the program start? TBD
How is it delivered? Hybrid Model***
Can I complete this Masters while working fulltime? Yes
Is it professionally focused? Yes
Is an Experiential Component required? Yes
How much will tuition cost? $26,000 to $46,000 CAD****


Applicants must possess a four-year degree from an accredited university. The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies requires at least a 70% average across courses taken in the last two full-time years of the undergraduate degree. Equivalent qualifications may be considered based on the standards of the discipline or profession.


The initial version of this Professional Masters will be offered Part-time over 2 years. Plans are also in the works to offer a full-time one year program in the near future.

Start Date**

The program is currently on hold pending further review. This start date is contingent on provincial approvals. 


The delivery of the program will be a hybrid model of intensive 1 - 2 week short courses and field schools mixed with online course offerings.   


Tuition will be finalized once the program receives final approval. The above figures are estimations for Domestic and Internations students. Please check back for updates.


Check out the courses

To complete this Professional Masters program students must complete the three required courses (denoted by *), three elective courses, and the Simulated Space Mission course.