Graduate Program

Astronomy Department at UMass offers an opportunity to pursue a PhD program in a wide range of theoretical and experimental topics in astrophysics. Students have access to a variety of internal research facilities and instrumentation programs. Many of our students also routinely incorporate projects utilizing highly competitive national and international facilities such as the HST, Chandra, JVLA, and ALMA for their research activities.

For more information, please consult the Astronomy Graduate Program Handbook:  /sites/default/files/Graduate_Handbook_Department_of_Astronomy_V3.pdf

How do I apply to the graduate program?

If you would like to receive graduate application materials, go to UMass' Graduate Programs Page and choose the link which applies to you.

Information about Tuition and Fees: nearly all of our students in the PhD program are supported by teaching and research fellowships.

If you have further questions about our graduate admissions, write, e-mail, or call: Professor Grant Wilson (Graduate Admissions Chair)

For further information:

If you have further questions about our graduate program, write, e-mail, or call Graduate Program Director: Professor Daniela Calzetti

Factsheet of the Astronomy graduate program at UMass Amherst