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