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University of California, Santa Cruz

Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Santa Cruz, CA

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University of California, Santa Cruz

Overview

University of California, Santa Cruz / Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics is located in Santa Cruz, CA, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 5
Doctoral Degrees 3

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Thesis Required
Qualifying exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

131
Applied
25
Accepted
8
Enrolled
19%

Applying

70
Application Fee - Domestic
90
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 5th January 5th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 83
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 8

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans

Student Body

38
Total Graduate Students
18%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 10.53%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 2%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 10.53%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 5.26%

Gender

Male (50%)
Female (50%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Solar system and the Milky Way to the most distant galaxies in the Universe, fundamental questions of cosmology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA  95064
United States
Contact Maria Sliwinski
Graduate Program Coordinator
Email: sliwinsk@ucsc.edu
Phone: 831-459-2844
Fax: 831-459-5265

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