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University of Michigan

Department of Astronomy

Ann Arbor, MI

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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 6

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

155
Applied
9
Accepted
5
Enrolled
6%

Applying

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

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 4th January 4th 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
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

29
Total Graduate Students
17%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 13.79%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 65%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 3.45%

Gender

Male (65%)
Female (34%)

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 311 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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