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Rochester Institute of Technology

PhD Program in Astrophysical Science and Technology

Rochester , NY

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Rochester Institute of Technology

Overview

Rochester Institute of Technology / PhD Program in Astrophysical Science and Technology is located in Rochester, NY, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Doctoral Degrees 1

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
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

64
Applied
4
Accepted
2
Enrolled
6%

Applying

65
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.2 (recommended) in course work in mathematical, science, engineering, and computing subject areas. Personal statement. Resume. Two letters of recommendation.

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

24
Total Graduate Students
20%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.17%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 75%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (45%)
Female (54%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Astronomical instrumentation and detectors; galaxy structure and evolution; observational cosmology; stellar evolution and planet formation; general relativity and gravitational wave astronomy
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address One Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY  14623-5603
United States
Contact Andrew Robinson
Graduate Program Director
Email: axrsps@rit.edu
Phone: 585-475-2726

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