Tuition & Fees
Master of Science (M.S) Degrees
The Master of Science (M.S.) Degree is an interdisciplinary program providing opportunities for those interested in advancing the development of Human Space Exploration and Space Settlements. The M.S. Program features coursework, research training, and collaborations with faculty in a research-led culture emphasizing rigor, creativity, and innovation. Students will join industry leaders to help guide the sustainable development of Space, and with the support of commercial and international partners will conduct impactful research in space-related fields to enable human expansion from Earth to Space.
MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE (M.S. COURSE-BASED)
Complete a total of 36 credit hours, with all 21 credit hours comprised of Core Courses, and 15 additional credit hours from the Technical Specialization Tracks. The program is designed for professionals who have been with government, industry, or private practice and who wish to return for upgrading and specialization.
MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE (M.S. PROJECT-BASED)
Complete a total of 36 credit hours, with all 21 credit hours comprised of Core Courses, and 15 additional credit hours from Technical Specialization Tracks, including the completion of a project under the supervision of a faculty member. Students will select a research topic, perform experiments, computation, or analysis relevant to the topic, and report their results. The project-based degree is designed to train academics in planning, conducting, evaluating and reporting leading original research with a high degree of competence and integrity.
MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE (M.S. THESIS-BASED)
Complete a total of 36 credit hours, with all 21 credit hours of comprised Core Courses and 15 additional credit hours from the Technical Specialization Tracks, including the completion of a thesis under the supervision of a faculty member. Students will select a research topic, perform experiments, computation, or analysis relevant to the topic, and report their results. The thesis-based degree is designed to train academics in planning, conducting, evaluating and reporting leading original research with a high degree of competence and integrity.
Our online programs encompass focused Interdisciplinary Space Studies, graduates will join industry leaders to help guide the sustainable development of Space, and with the support of commercial and international partners will create employment opportunities and enhance the expertise of global citizens to benefit society.
To be awarded a Graduate Certificate, students must take four courses. Three courses must be taken within the desired Graduate Certificate program. The fourth course may be taken as an elective from any of the Graduate Studies Programs.
The Master of Science (M.S.) Degree Programs feature coursework, research training, and collaborations with faculty in a research-led culture emphasizing rigor, creativity & innovation. Students will join industry leaders to help guide the sustainable development of Space, and with the support of commercial and international partners will conduct impactful research in space-related fields to enable human expansion from Earth to Space.
Online programs focusing on Interdisciplinary Space Studies, KSI provides specialized graduate certificates for those aiming to excel in the space industry. Our flexible programs offer theoretical knowledge and practical experiences, tailored to your interests. Learn from renowned faculty, explore new frontiers, and gain skills and credentials to advance your career.
Address the needs of a rapidly evolving space industry, experience space programs equipping the leaders of tomorrow with the knowledge and know-how needed to successfully navigate change and growing space industry. Our comprehensive courses and workshops cover space technology, human spaceflight, and mission operations. Led by industry professionals, to support research and development of the human exploration and migration to space. Unleash your potential and let’s go beyond boldly!
Explore Your Full Potential! The Kepler Scholars Program is looking for scholars to support R&D supporting the expansion of human civilization from Earth to Space. We are recruiting exceptional people with a passion for space exploration. We provide education in science, engineering, or space education and to develop new knowledge and experience in pioneering fields of research related to human living and working in space.
KSI aims to cultivate transformative impact on society through continuous innovation in education and research, with a shared commitment among all members of its community to promote the reverence for life and principles of equal opportunity, equity, and justice. We are dedicated to fostering an open and collaborative culture, providing students an experiential learning experience combining practical skills and rigorous academic study in a diverse and inclusive environment. We seek to build a better world through empowerment, vigilant protection of individual human rights and freedom of expression and inquiry.
Discover new ideas and experiences, space education for the builders of tomorrow, short courses up to 6 weeks focused on human space exploration. Delve into space settlements, lunar missions, Mars habitats, and beyond. Led by space innovators & experts, these programs provide in-depth knowledge & insights into the future of humanity in space. Enroll now to expand your understanding and contribute to open the next frontiers.
Tuition and Expenses
We are committed to providing high-quality education and empowering our students to reach their full potential. Our transparent and affordable tuition fees reflect our dedication to making education accessible for all.
Financial Support and Scholarships
We understand that investing in your education is a significant decision. To support our students in achieving their academic dreams, we offer a range of financial support and scholarship opportunities.
Payment Plans and Options
We understand that financing higher education can be a concern for many students and their families. To ease the financial strain, we offer flexible payment plans and various payment options. Our aim is to ensure that finances do not stand in the way of your pursuit of knowledge and success.
- To apply for admission to Kepler, there is a nominal application fee that covers the processing and evaluation of your application.
- As part of our commitment to providing comprehensive resources, Kepler charges a library fee of $150 per semester, granting you access to a vast collection of space-related literature, research materials, and online databases. All library resources can be accessed via the Students Space Library membership.
- Graduation Fee Digital Graduate Certificate/Degree $100 only (one-time, non-refundable). Graduation Fee Digital and Hardbound Graduate $250 Certificate/Degree (one-time, non-refundable). Upon successful completion of your program, a graduation fee is required to cover the costs associated with commencement ceremonies, diploma production, and related administrative expenses.
Finances and Fee Schedule
Application Fee (one-time, nonrefundable) $150 Library Fee (each semester) $150
All Graduate Certificate Programs ($2,000/course) $8,000
All Master of Science Programs ($2000/course) $24,000
Graduate Co-Op Program ($600 per semester for $1,800 maximum 3 terms for M.S. and maximum 1 term for
Graduate Certificates, non-refundable)
Graduation Fee Digital Graduate Certificate/Degree $100 only (one-time, non-refundable)
Graduation Fee Digital and Hardbound Graduate $250 Certificate/Degree (one-time, non-refundable)
The University reserves the right to adjust the above expenses at the beginning of each term.
Kepler Co-op Program
- Graduate Co–op Application Form
- Change of Program/Plan
- Change of Enrolment Status
EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING – Explore Your Full Potential!
The Kepler Co-op Program is available to students in both the Graduate Certificate Program and the Master of Science Degree Programs and offers students enriched educational experiences for academic and professional growth. The program works with a diverse range of community partners and sectors to provide transformative workplace learning for co-op students. It gives real–world hands–on experiences in the space industry.
The co-op program allows students to alternate academic terms with paid, relevant work experience. It allows students to explore different career options, while gaining paid, professional work experience and building a network of contacts. Co-op students get in-depth exposure to relevant workplaces and to a range of tasks related to their field of study. Students complete three work terms of four months each, over the two to three years, after achieving candidacy.
Co-op Program requirements
- Co-op students are responsible for following the regulations and procedures of the Kepler Co-op Program.
- The co-operative placement must relate to the program of study.
- Students complete up to three work terms of 4 months each as part of the Master of Science Program/Complete 1 work term of 4 months as part of the Graduate Certificate Program.
- A co-op student must finish their program on an academic term.
- A co-op student must maintain full-time status until degree completion
- All co-op students are required to complete a co-op preparation course before they can have access to co-op job boards or be approved for a co-op job. These courses explain the co-op process and expectations, as well as provide advice and resources to help you succeed in your job search and your co-op positions. Once completed, you are eligible to search for and accept jobs during the co-op terms in your academic program plan. The course is offered completely online.
Minimum Co-op Application requirements
Applications must be submitted the December of your first term of graduate studies to your department, please contact the Office of Academic Affairs.
Students must have:
- Successfully completed at least one term as a student at Kepler Space Institute
- Students cannot have any outstanding English Language Proficiency requirements as part of their conditions of admission for their graduate studies program.
- The department may request an interview with students before they are recommended to the Co-op Program for approval.
For more information or any further assistance regarding course or admission, you can visit our contact us page or click the button below.
Kepler Space Institution
Terms of Enrollment
Fall Term (September)
Spring Term (January)
Summer Term (May)
Fees and Expenses
|Application Fee (one-time, nonrefundable)
|Library Fee (each semester)
|All Graduate Certificate Programs ($2,000/course)
|All Master of Science Programs ($2000/course)
|Graduate Co-Op Program ($600 per semester for maximum 3 terms for M.S. and maximum 1 term for Graduate Certificates, non-refundable)
Graduation Fee Digital Diploma only (one-time, non-refundable)
Graduation Fee Digital and Hardbound Diploma (one-time, non-refundable)
The Institute reserves the right to adjust the above expenses at the beginning of each term.
Tuition assessments will be based on the student’s course load as of the last day of the add/drop period, excluding full withdrawals. The last day to drop a course without financial penalty is specified in the Academic Calendar. The bill must be paid in full within 24 hours of registration unless other arrangements have been made with the Cashier’s Office. The Institute accepts only secure online payments via credit/debit card or PayPal. All accounts must be paid in full for a student to receive a Graduate Certificate or a Master’s Degree, or request a transcript. Students are entitled to a refund of all money paid within three business days of signing this contract and making an initial payment.
Student Accounts Receivable
Financial arrangements for the satisfaction of student account balances must be completed prior to the first day of classes.
If you have questions, you may contact the Office of the Cashier by phone at (941) 417-0817 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A graduation application is required before a certificate or a degree will be awarded. Students are required to file an application for graduation with the Office of the Registrar, no later than the graduation application deadline of the semester in which they expect to complete their certificate requirements. Upon receipt of the application for graduation, a fee in the amount of $100.00 (Digital Diploma only) or $250.00 (Digital & Hardbound Diploma) is applied to the student’s account. Graduation application deadlines are listed in the Academic Calendar, and after the graduation application deadline, graduation fees are doubled. Please review the academic calendar for application deadlines.
Students are entitled to a refund of all money paid within three business days of signing this contract and making an initial payment. All monies will be refunded if the school does not accept the applicant or if the student cancels within three (3) business days after signing the enrollment agreement and making initial payment. Cancellation after the third (3rd) Business Day, but before the first class, results in a refund of all monies paid, with the exception of the registration fee (not to exceed $150.00).
Student Withdrawal and Dropped Courses
Students officially withdrawing from a course or courses on or before the withdrawal deadline, for the corresponding semester will receive a prorated tuition credit. Cancellation after attendance has begun, through 40% completion of a course or courses, will result in a Pro Rata refund computed on the number of hours completed to the total course(s) hours. Cancellation after completing more than 40% of the course or courses will result in no refund. Refer to the appropriate term in the current academic calendar for exact dates.
In calculating the refund due to a student, the last date of course attendance by the student is used in the calculation, unless earlier written notice is received. Any amount credited under this section will be applied first to any unpaid charges on the student’s account. Any unused remaining tuition amount will be refunded and made no later than 30 days after the student’s official withdrawal date.
No adjustments are made for any fees. Any appeal regarding withdrawals or drop refunds should be directed to the Office of the Vice President of Finance.
Students withdrawing after the deadline due to an emergency, death in family, Illness, or other extenuating circumstances, please contact the Office of the Provost for review to obtain tuition refund.
Students seeking a medical withdrawal should contact the office of the Provost and Vice President for Student Affairs, which serves as administrator of medical withdrawals for all students. Students who are granted medical withdrawal will receive a grade of “W” assigned for each course. No credit is earned, and the grade point average is not affected. Medical withdrawals have no effect on the student account balance other than the normal withdrawal policies stated under the above section regarding Student Withdrawal and Dropped Courses. The medical withdrawal form is available on www.KeplerSpaceInstitute.com.
Official Student Withdrawal Procedures
The student must complete the withdrawal process at least two weeks prior to the last day of classes in a semester. Refer to the appropriate term in the current academic calendar for exact dates. Students may not withdraw during the last two weeks of a semester.
- The withdrawal process is initiated with and must be approved by the dean of the program in which the student is enrolled. The withdrawal form can be found on www.KeplerSpaceInstitute.com.
- To complete the withdrawal process, the withdrawal form must be submitted to the dean of the program in which the student is enrolled. Once initiated, the withdrawal process must be completed within seven calendar days. No withdrawal forms will be accepted after 4:30 p.m. on the last day to officially withdraw during that semester.
- When a student completes the withdrawal process, it will be recorded on the permanent academic record as follows.
- If completed before the mid-term withdrawal date (see the Academic Calendar for specific date), a grade of W will be assigned for each course. No credit is earned, and the grade point average is not affected.
- If completed after the mid-term withdrawal date, a grade of WP or WF will be assigned for each course according to the instructor’s evaluation of the student’s performance to that point. WF’s are treated as credits attempted, and the grade point average is affected. WP’s do not affect the grade point average and no credit is earned.
Students who stop attending class/completing assignments and do not use the official withdrawal process will have their tuition held and will be placed on administrative probation until such time as their circumstances are reviewed by the provost or provost designee.
In the event that there is no resolution of refund, contact the office below.
The Commission of Independent Education Florida Department of Education. 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414 Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400 Phone: 888-224-6684