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University of Chicago

Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Chicago , IL

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University of Chicago

Overview

University of Chicago / Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics is located in Chicago, IL, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 1
Doctoral Degrees 3

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
Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (physics)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

210
Applied
16
Accepted
4
Enrolled
8%

Applying

90
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 8th January 8th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (physics)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Research statement, 3 letters of recommendation, transcripts for all previous degrees and institutions attended

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 90
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 8
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans

Student Body

30
Total Graduate Students
43%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 46%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 3.33%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 6.67%

Gender

Male (73%)
Female (26%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Cosmology, exoplanets, galaxy formation, interstellar and intergalactic matter, astroparticle physics, high-performance computation in astrophysics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 5640 South Ellis Avenue
Chicago, IL  60637
United States
Contact John Carlstrom
Chair
Email: deptsec@oddjob.uchicago.edu
Phone: 773-702-8203

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