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The University of Arizona

Department of Astronomy

Tucson, AZ


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The University of Arizona


The University of Arizona / Department of Astronomy is located in Tucson, AZ, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

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



Application Fee - Domestic
applications accepted?
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th December 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (physics)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.5, 3 letters of recommendation

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships


Focus of faculty research: Astrophysics, submillimeter astronomy, infrared astronomy, Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS), Spitzer Space Telescope
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 933 North Cherry Avenue
Tucson, AZ  85721
United States
Contact Dr. Buell Jannuzi
Phone: 520-621-2288
Fax: 520-621-1532