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University of Maryland, College Park

Department of Astronomy

College Park, MD

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Overview

University of Maryland, College Park / Department of Astronomy is located in College Park, MD, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 7
Doctoral Degrees 3

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
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 (physics)
Thesis Alternate accepted
Written exam
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (physics)
Thesis Required
Research project

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

110
Applied
5
Accepted
5
Enrolled
5%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 15th December 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (physics)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, 3 letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (physics)
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
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 48%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 7.32%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 2.44%
Unknown 7.32%

Gender

Male (60%)
Female (39%)

Faculty

88
Total faculty
Full-time - 75
Part-time - 13
Male (67)
Female (21)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Solar radio astronomy, plasma and high-energy astrophysics, galactic and extragalactic astronomy
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
21,504,669

Location & Contact

Address College Park, MD  20742
United States
Contact Stuart N. Vogel
Chair
Email: svogel@umd.edu
Phone: 301-405-3005
Fax: 301-314-9067