Space Science is a graduate-only degree department with a strong research focus. We offer an M.S degree in Space Science and a Ph.D. in Space Science.

Graduate Research Opportunities

The Department of Space Science at The University of Alabama in Huntsville is accepting applications to its M.S. and Ph.D. programs annually starting from fall 2015. We are a small research-focused department that aims to produce proficient and self-reliant scientists through our M.S. and Ph.D. programs. Students have the opportunity to not only work with our world-renowned faculty, but also with adjunct faculty from the Center for Space Plasma and Aeronomic Research and NASA’s Marshal Space Flight Center. Scientists from both centers share office space on the UAH campus with faculty from the department. Our research projects cover topics including: the Sun, solar atmosphere, inner heliosphere and space weather, the solar wind and its interaction with the interstellar medium, solar energetic particles and cosmic rays, high energy astrophysics. Our students graduate with a broad range of professional scientific skills including: analytic methods for solving physics problems, computational physics, data analysis, presentation of scientific ideas in both written and oral formats. UAH is an anchor tenant of the second largest research park in the country, in a city with a rich history of space science that dates back to Wernher von Braun and the birth of the US space program.


In addition, our graduate program in Computational Physics is being developed by Dr. Vladimir Florinski, a winner of the prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER award.

Find out more about our graduate program procedures here. All questions about enrolling in our degree programs should be directed to Dr. Jakobus le Roux, Chair of the SPA Graduate Committee.

More info on the UAH Catalog

For information about Space Science degrees offered, including a full list of courses, visit the UAH Catalog.

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