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University of Colorado Boulder

Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences

Boulder, CO

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Overview

University of Colorado Boulder / Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences is located in Boulder, CO, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Astrophysics
Master of Science (MS) Astrophysics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Planetary science

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 12
Doctoral Degrees 11

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
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Alternate accepted
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

183
Applied
29
Accepted
12
Enrolled
16%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
80
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 15th Not reported No
Spring deadline December 1st Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 15
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

58
Total Graduate Students
5%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
94%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.17%
Black or African American 1.72%
White or Caucasian 74%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 1.72%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.72%
Unknown 3.45%

Gender

Male (58%)
Female (41%)

Faculty

26
Total faculty
Full-time - 26
Part-time - 0
Male (23)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Astrophysics; astronomy; infrared/optical astronomy; spectroscopy; telescopes
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
12,171,221

Location & Contact

Address Boulder, CO  80309
United States

Phone: 303-492-1411