Our Academic Programs
ABOUT THE ASTRONOMY PROGRAM
The Astronomy Department currently consists of 12 faculty members, 26 graduate students, and about a dozen postdocs and scientists. We conduct observational and theoretical research in a broad range of areas, from the physics of stars to cosmology, and we build cutting-edge astronomical instrumentation. We have access to a wide range telescopes (WIYN, SALT, SDSS-IV, and WHAM) and computational facilities. We are proud of our inclusive, diverse, and friendly scientific environment.
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Faculty listings, program overview, minimum degree requirements and satisfactory progress information.
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University fellowships or departmental assistantships are offered, contingent on satisfactory progress. The length of guaranteed student support is four continuous years for those with no prior graduate work. Three continuous years of funding are guaranteed for those with one year or more of prior graduate work. It is almost always the case that students remain fully funded through their thesis defense.
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