University of Southern California

USC Viterbi School of Engineering

Astronautical Engineering


Waite Phillips Hall 3470 Trousdale Parkway

Los Angeles, CA 90089

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Graduate Certificate in Astronautical Engineering, M.S. in Astronautical Engineering

Format: Online

Program Description:

The USC Master of Science in Astronautical Engineering program encompasses the dynamic and cutting-edge field of advanced space technology, with a unique focus on spacecraft engineering. It is exceptionally relevant today due to the growing importance of space to both national security and the economy. This program exposes students to the most current industry practices by offering specialized courses in the program taught by adjunct faculty who are leading specialists in the space industry. This degree will enable you to enhance your career by acquiring knowledge in your chosen area of space technology, while improving your potential for advancement into systems engineering or other leadership positions. This program is especially suited for you if you intend to work in the space industry or in government research and development centers. Our students have a wide variety of background: from the traditional astronautical, aerospace, mechanical, electrical and other engineering disciplines; to physics, astronomy, and other areas of science; and even medical doctors. The program students also include active duty military personnel and those planning to apply for astronaut training.


University of Southern California is accredited by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Financial Aid is available Federal Student Loans. Applicants may apply by completing the FAFSA and applying code 001328. Several scholarships also available.

Locale: Large City

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