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University of Michigan

Department of Astronomy

Ann Arbor , MI

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University of Michigan

Overview

University of Michigan / Department of Astronomy is located in Ann Arbor, MI, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Astronomy and astrophysics

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Doctoral 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
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Preliminary exam to advance to candidacy, oral defense of dissertation

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

254
Applied
20
Accepted
6
Enrolled
8%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
90
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 15th December 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 560
TOEFL IBT score: 84
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

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

Student Body

31
Total Graduate Students
19%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 16.13%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 58%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.23%
Unknown 3.23%

Gender

Male (61%)
Female (38%)

Faculty

21
Total faculty
Full-time - 21
Part-time - 0
Male (14)
Female (7)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Cosmology- extragalactic and galactic, stars and exoplanets, extreme astrophysics, instrumentation
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 323 West Hall
1085 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI  48109-1042
United States
Contact Dr. Edwin Bergin
Professor and Chair
Email: astrochair@umich.edu
Phone: 734-764-3440
Fax: 734-763-6317

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