Associate Degree Online

Space Studies

American Public University

2 months
285 USD/credit 17100 USD/full
285 USD/credit 17100 USD/full
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Take your introductory journey into aerospace science with the Space Studies Associate Degree (AD) from the American Public University.


Course Details

Using a curriculum designed by a former NASA astronaut, at the Space Studies Associate Degree (AD) from the American Public University you’ll learn current and historical concepts in astronomy, planetary science, space policy, and space flight, taught by expert practitioners. Faculty include scientists and current NASA engineers.

In addition, you’ll enjoy access to a state-of-the-art, remote-controlled observatory and a fully online 24-inch aperture telescope. You can also participate in ongoing telescope research projects, such as our supernova research project.

Up to 60 class credits from this online associate degree may be transferred to our bachelor’s program in space studies, saving you time and money.

What You Will Do

  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, earth science, and space science to identify and solve space/earth studies problems
  • Conduct experiments, analyze, and interpret data
  • Communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • Assess ethical and professional responsibilities and the impact of technical and/or scientific solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  • Function on multidisciplinary teams

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Chemistry with Lab
  • College Trigonometry
  • Astronomy with Lab
  • Planetary Science with Lab
  • Space Flight
  • History of Space Flight

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 2 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
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Courses Start Monthly


60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All APU undergraduate programs require a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e., GED).
  • Please read all undergraduate admission requirements before applying to this program and be prepared to submit the required documentation.
  • There is no fee to complete the APU admission application. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17100 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 285 USD per credit during 2 months.
  • National

    17100 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 285 USD per credit during 2 months.

$250 with military grant


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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