The Master of Science in Applied Space Weather Research will provide students with an understanding of space weather system science, including the origins of space weather on the sun, transport of particles and radiation through space, interaction of the solar wind with the magnetosphere, space plasma physics,
magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling processes, and the chemistry, dynamics, and electrical properties of the ionosphere and thermosphere.

This program is built on a strong partnership between Catholic University and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. 

Coursework in the program will include:

  • Physics of the sun and solar wind
  • Geospace Physics (magnetosphere, ionosphere, and thermosphere)
  • Auroral Physics
  • Space Plasma Physics
  • Space Weather Forecasting
  • Space Weather Impacts
  • Space Weather Observations and Sensors
  • Space Weather Policy