We do not admit applicants into a masters program. The masters can only be obtained on route to the Ph.D program if admitted to our Ph.D. program in Astronomy and Astrophysics and intended to complete the Ph.D.
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 and Astrophysics 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 and astrophysics. 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 of Science
University of Arizona - Main - Tucson
NOTE: We do not admit applicants into a masters program. The masters can only be obtained on route to the Ph.D program if admitted to our Ph.D. program in Astronomy and Astrophysics and intended to complete the Ph.D.
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International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Students complete nine (9) additional units of non-core graded courses from the following list to complete degree requirements.
ASTR 502. Data Mining and Machine Learning in Astronomy (2)
ASTR 503. Physics of the Solar System (3 units)
ASTR 516. Modern Astronomical Optics (3)
ASTR 520. Seminar on Advanced Extragalactic Astronomy (2)
ASTR 545. Seminar on Star and Planet Formation (2)
ASTR 553. Solar System Dynamics (3)
ASTR 560. Seminar with a Focus on Stellar Evolution from an Observational Perspective (2)
ASTR 569. Introduction to General Relativity (3)
ASTR 582. Seminar on High Energy Astrophysics (2)
ASTR 585. Radio Astronomy (3)
ASTR 588. Astrochemistry (3)
ASTR 589. Topics in Theoretical Astrophysics (3)
ASTR 596B. Methods in Computational Astrophysics (3)
PTYS 558. Plasma Physics with Astrophysical and Solar System Applications (3)
Or, related courses in Planetary Sciences, Optics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Engineering, and Computer Sciences.
Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.