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Cornell University

Field of Astronomy and Space Sciences

Ithaca, NY

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Cornell University

Overview

Cornell University / Field of Astronomy and Space Sciences is located in Ithaca, NY, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Astronomy
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Astrophysics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) General space sciences
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Radiophysics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Radio astronomy
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Theoretical astrophysics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Planetary studies
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Infrared astronomy

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 5
Doctoral Degrees 2

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

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (physics)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

71
Applied
18
Accepted
7
Enrolled
25%

Applying

95
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (physics)
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 77

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

27
Total Graduate Students
18%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.41%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 59%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 11.11%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.7%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (74%)
Female (25%)

Faculty

32
Total faculty
Full-time - 32
Part-time - 0
Male (29)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Observational astrophysics, planetary sciences, cosmology, instrumentation, gravitational astrophysics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 144 East Avenue
Ithaca, NY  14853
United States
Contact Director of Graduate Studies
Phone: 607-255-4341

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