Space Policy

Learn about international space policy issues, including international cooperation in Earth observing satellites and satellite data sharing policies, with Dr. Mariel Borowitz. Dr. Borowitz also focuses on strategy and developments in space security and space situational awareness. Several international affairs courses are offered on this topic. Learn more at the Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy (CISTP), the interdisciplinary policy research arm of The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech.


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Astrobiology Graduate Certificate Program

The Astrobiology Graduate Certificate Program is part of an initiative linking the schools of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Aerospace Engineering, and International Affairs. The purpose of the certificate program is to expand opportunities for students in the interdisciplinary field of ‘astrobiology’, and to forge innovative links between astrobiology research at Georgia Tech, mission technology, and science communication. The 12-credit certificate program is open to graduate students enrolled in any degree program at the Georgia Institute of Technology. There are no prerequisites for entering the certificate program.

Student must complete the two required core courses, one cognate course, one special topics course, and one mission design course. All coursework must be completed with a grade of B or higher. For more details on the curriculum and instructions for how to complete the certificate, please visit this page.

If you are interested in receiving more information about the certificate program, please contact Prof. Jennifer Glass at


Certificate Program in Remote Sensing

Remote sensing refers to a means of investigating the properties of a target using measurements made at some distance from the target. Applications range from astronomy and environmental to medical radiography, automotive collision avoidance, and security-enhancement. In the past three decades, sensing of the Earth and its atmosphere has increased substantially to address climate change and global pollution concerns and to enable increasingly sophisticated weather and earthquake forecasting and oil and gas surveying capabilities.

Graduate students from across several schools in both the College of Engineering and the College of Sciences may acquire this certificate, based on a curriculum of fundamentals and applications of remote sensing, as well as electives in physics and data analysis methods.

See Certificate Program in Remote Sensing for more information.