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Harvard University

Department of Astronomy

Cambridge, MA

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Harvard University

Overview

Harvard University / Department of Astronomy is located in Cambridge, MA.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 9
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, GRE Subject Test (physics)
Thesis Required
Paper, research project, 2 semesters of teaching

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

85
Applied
15
Accepted
10
Enrolled
18%

Applying

80
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 15th Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (physics)

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards December 30
Types of financial support available Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

41
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)
100%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 60%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 19.51%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (75%)
Female (24%)

Faculty

17
Total faculty
Full-time - 17
Part-time - 0
Male (16)
Female (1)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Atomic and molecular physics, electromagnetism, solar physics, nuclear physics, fluid dynamics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Cambridge, MA  02138
United States
Contact Peg Herlihy
Phone: 617-495-1000