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Astronomy and Astrophysics

Graduate Program

The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics has one of the largest and most productive graduate programs in the country. Students receive intensive training to prepare them for careers in academia, public education and outreach, and private industry.

Chandra Deep Field-South.
astronoy graduate students
The Graduate Program Requirements:

Our graduate students are trained for scientific and educational leadership via a mix of advanced courses and innovative research. Only students planning to obtain a PhD are admitted to the program.

Abe Falcone research group x-ray beam project.

Graduate students can pursue research in a wide variety of topics, from investigating the large-scale structure of the universe to detecting and characterizing exoplanets.

Research Programs:
Chandra Deep Field-South.
A cross section of the diverse students, faculty, and staff who comprise the Eberly College of Science.
An Inclusive Environment:

The Department and the Eberly College of Science are committed to a safe and supportive environment for all people, including underrepresented or marginalized groups.

A coed participating in a career fair organized by the Eberly College of Science.

Our graduates go on to a wide range of employment opportunities, such as postdoctoral and faculty appointments at major academic institutions and national laboratories, research positions in computational environments associated with space missions, and faculty appointments at teaching colleges.

Employment Opportunities:
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Join a nationally ranked program with access to instruments around the world.