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University of Florida

Department of Astronomy

Gainesville, FL

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Overview

University of Florida / Department of Astronomy is located in Gainesville, FL, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science in Teaching (MST)
Master of Science (MS)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 5

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

59
Applied
7
Accepted
7
Enrolled
12%

Applying

30
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 20th January 20th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (physics)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (physics)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 31
Types of financial support available Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

37
Total Graduate Students
48%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.7%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 37%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 8.11%

Gender

Male (45%)
Female (54%)

Faculty

13
Total faculty
Male (11)
Female (2)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Solar systems, stars and stellar populations, star formation and interstellar medium, structure and evolution of galaxies, extragalactic astronomy and cosmology, extrasolar planets and instrumentation
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
3,479,302

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 112055
Gainesville, FL  32611
United States
Contact Charles M. Telesco PhD
Professor and Departmental Chair
Email: telesco@astro.ufl.edu
Phone: 352-294-1832
Fax: 352-392-5089

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