60 months
33600 USD/year
33600 USD/year
13400 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Astronomy and Astrophysics program from University of Arizona emphasizes research at the frontiers of astrophysics. Areas of concentration are theoretical, observational, and instrumentational astronomy.

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Key Features

The Graduate Program of the University of Arizona Department of Astronomy and Steward Observatory trains students to become independent scientists with the knowledge and skills to conduct and communicate world-class astronomical research. 

An Astronomy and Astrophysics program from University of Arizona signifies a student’s excellence in research, which is demonstrated through a significant, original, and scholarly contribution to astrophysical knowledge. We admit graduate students who have met high standards of achievement and shown potential for conducting original research, with the expectation that they will succeed in attaining a doctoral degree in astronomy and astrophysics. 

The academic program is structured in support of this goal, emphasizing research throughout the graduate career; providing mentoring from individual advisors and our interactive community of students, postdocs, scientists, and faculty. Students will gain firsthand experience with the tools and facilities that define the state of the art in our field.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Physics of Astrophysics
  • Computing
  • Cosmology
  • Stars and Planets
  • Statistical and Computational Methods
  • Structure & Dynamics of Galaxies
  • Interstellar Medium & Star Formation
  • Instrumentation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


63 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 3 letters of recommendation. Recommender name, title, and contact information including e-mail address required as part of the online application.
  • Transcripts from all Colleges and Universities attended. Unofficial transcripts are required to be scanned and uploaded to the online application.
  • Statement of Purpose uploaded to the online application. (Page Requirements: 1-2 pages)
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae uploaded to the online application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 60 months.
  • National

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 60 months.
  • In-State

    13400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13400 USD per year during 60 months.

Living costs for Tucson

830 - 1140 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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