Department of Astronomy Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Boston University

Department of Astronomy Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Boston University

Boston, MA
location
Private
type
Urban
setting
34%
66%
student ratio
32
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
December 15
fall application deadline
30%
acceptance rate
2 Degrees Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Astronomy Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Arts (MA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 5
    • Doctoral Degrees 2
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? No
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

30% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 79
    • Accepted 24
    • Acceptance Rate 30
    • Enrolled 6
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $80
    • Application Fee - International $80
    • Electronic applications accepted? No
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline December 15th December 15th Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (physics), 3 letters of recommendation
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (physics), 3 letters of recommendation
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 550 paper based, TOEFL iBT

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsDecember 15
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Research Assitantships, Teaching Assistantships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Health Care Benefits, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students32
    • Female Percentage34%
    • Male Percentage66%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students32
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Full-time Percentage100%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino7%
    • Black / African American0%
    • White / Caucasian85%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian4%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown4%

Location & Contact

Department of Astronomy

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Boston University

Boston, MA 02215
United States

Tereasa Brainerd

Chairman

Phone: 617-353-7412
Fax: 617-353-6463
Email: brainerd@bu.edu

Anne Smart

Department Administrator

Phone: 617-363-2625
Fax: 617-353-5704
Email: asmart@bu.edu


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