General Information

Program/Degree
Astronomy (PHD) 
Program Description

The Astronomy PHD Program has been changed to "Astronomy and Astrophysics PHD" Program. Please go to Astronomy and Astrophysics.

 
Department/Academic Unit(s)

Astronomy -

The Graduate Program of the University of Arizona Department of Astronomy and Steward Observatory trains students to become independent scientists with the knowledge and skills to conduct and communicate world-class astronomical research. A Ph.D. in Astronomy from the University of Arizona signifies a student’s excellence in research, which is demonstrated through a significant, original, and scholarly contribution to astrophysical knowledge. We admit graduate students who have met high standards of achievement and shown potential for conducting original research, with the expectation that they will succeed in attaining a doctoral degree in astronomy. The academic program is structured in support of this goal, emphasizing research throughout the graduate career; providing mentoring from individual advisors and our interactive community of students, postdocs, scientists, and faculty. Students will gain firsthand experience with the tools and facilities that define the state of the art in our field.

 
College
College of Science  
Campus where offered
Main Campus - Tucson  
Contacts
Admissions Contact
Michelle Cournoyer
520-621-2289
Graduate Program Coordinator
Michelle Cournoyer
520-621-2289
Director of Graduate Studies
Joshua A Eisner
520-626-7645
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Lori D'Anna
520-621-9227
 
Tuition and Fees
Please refer to the UA Bursar's Office Tuition and Fees Calculator for up-to-date information about tuition and fees. 

Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

The Astronomy PHD Program has been changed to "Astronomy and Astrophysics PHD" Program. Please go to Astronomy and Astrophysics.

 
Standardized Tests

The Astronomy PHD Program has been changed to "Astronomy and Astrophysics PHD" Program. Please go to Astronomy and Astrophysics.

 
Financial Aid

Full support as a Teaching or Research Assistant is guaranteed for five years at least, as long as the student makes satisfactory progress toward their degree.

 
Admissions Deadlines

The Astronomy PHD Program has been changed to "Astronomy and Astrophysics PHD" Program. Please go to Astronomy and Astrophysics.

 
International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832
ETS Major Field Code(s) for this program: 0801, 0802, 4832
NRC Taxon(a) for this program: Astrophysics and Astronomy

Degree Specifics

Degree Requirements

https://www.as.arizona.edu/graduate-program-guide-and-requirements

 
Minor Requirements

The Astronomy PHD Program has been changed to "Astronomy and Astrophysics PHD" Program. Please go to Astronomy and Astrophysics.

 
Student Handbook
https://www.as.arizona.edu/graduate-program-guide-and-requirements  

Program StatisticsInformation about these numbers

Program-level Information
Application Acceptance Rate 13%
Med. Time-to-degree (years) 6.5
 
Department-level Information
Enrollment Percent Male 65%
Enrollment Percent Female 35%
Enrollment Percent International 28%
Enrollment Percent URM 0%

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Last revised 04 Oct 2016