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Princeton University

Department of Astrophysical Sciences

Princeton, NJ

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Princeton University

Overview

Princeton University / Department of Astrophysical Sciences is located in Princeton, NJ, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

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

Admissions

Applying

55
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 31st December 1st No

Entrance Requirements

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

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 2
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans

Student Body

25
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)
100%
Out-of-state students

Gender

Male (60%)
Female (40%)

Faculty

19
Total faculty
Male (16)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Theoretical astrophysics, cosmology, galaxy formation, galactic dynamics, interstellar and intergalactic matter
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
2,632,924

Location & Contact

Address Princeton, NJ  08544-1019
United States
Contact Prof. James M. Stone
Phone: 609-258-3000