The objective of the Commercial Space Programs graduate certificate is to provide students an intensive series of courses focused on commercial space intended to supplement traditional engineering, entrepreneurial, and business, and education curricula with an emphasis in commercial space, technical and entrepreneurial management, and public-private partnerships.

According to Dr. Greg Autry, Director at Southern California Commercial Spaceflight Initiative  (SCCSI) and Faculty of the CSP graduate certificate: "Commercial space startups are now far and away the fastest growing sector of the aerospace industry. According to Bryce Technologies, the five year period from 2013-2018 witnessed an order of magnitude increase in seed and venture capital investment. Space Angels Network reports that over $3 billion was invested in 2018 alone and cumulative commercial space investment is now at $18 billion. Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Deloitte and Bank of America all project a space ecomony in the trillions."

Upon completion of all four courses, students will earn a graduate certificate in Florida Tech’s commercial space course. All courses are accredited with fully transferable credit to partner institutions.

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Fee: 14,892USD which includes the course fee and all course materials (accommodation and meals are not included in the fees). Registration will be complete through the payment of a 1,000USD deposit to the Finance Unit.

Open to all graduate-level students. APPLICATIONS DUE: April 30, 2020

  • US citizens apply via www.isucse.fit.edu  
  • Non-US citizens apply by sending an email with a resume, motivation essay and a pdf copy of their transcripts and diplomas to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Students enrolled in the International Space University – Center for Space Entrepreneurship ISU-CSE at Florida Tech will learn on-site at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, the home of historic NASA vehicles and educational resources designed to engage the general public with space. KSC-VC boasts an array of fully equipped classroom and learning spaces in its NASA education facilities.

Florida Tech’s proximity to established commercial space ventures and NASA’s Kennedy Space Center offers students a combination of practical training, networking opportunities at popular launch viewing events and hands-on industry experience.

The following cancellation policy applies:

A cancellation fee of 500USD will not be refunded, but possibly deferred for a next program when the cancellation occurs more than 10 working days prior to the start of the program or with a valid reason, as listed below.

A cancellation fee of 1000USD will not be refunded nor deferred for a next program when the cancellation occurs less than 10 working days prior to the start of the program, unless there is a valid reason, as listed below, in which case the above policy will apply.

Valid reasons accepted by ISU for cancellation of participation: Medical issues, Family death, Visa issues, Job issues.

Learn from the best faculty from leading universities across the globe in space entrepreneurship, technology and law.

Under the leadership of proven industry and academic figures, including NASA experts and private- sector pioneers alike, students will receive a balance of valuable academic and real-world insight for the economy of tomorrow.

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