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Ph.D. On Campus

Astronomy

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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The purpose of the Astronomy program at University of Nevada, Las Vegas is to prepare students for a career in Astronomy or Astrophysics Research or in education at the university level. 

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Overview

The Astronomy program at University of Nevada, Las Vegas achieves this with a custom program for each student set up by their advisor and their advising committee. At the M.S. level we have two options. A coursework M.S., wherein students take classes at the graduate level in Astronomy and pass an exam. We also offer a thesis option where students will learn to formulate, conduct and report on research. In the case of the Ph.D. the research must be original research conducted independently by the student.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand astrophysics at the graduate level.
  • Understand either classical mechanics or quantum theory or electromagnetic theory at the graduate level.
  • Understand mathematical physics at the graduate level.
  • Understand observational astronomy techniques.
  • Understand astrophysics of gaseous nebulae and active galactic nuclei, and high energy astrophysics.
  • Understand cosmology at the graduate level.
  • Understand stellar atmospheres and the interstellar medium.
  • Perform a graduate research project at the doctoral level.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Observational Astronomy Techniques
  • Astrophysics of Gaseous Nebulae and Active Galactic Nuclei
  • High Energy Astrophysics
  • Cosmology
  • Stellar Atmospheres: Theory, Observation, and Analysis

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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must have an undergraduate degree or a Masters degree in Physics, Astronomy or related area.
  • Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 for all undergraduate work or a minimum 3.00 GPA for the last two years of undergraduate work.
  • Applicants seeking direct admission to the doctoral program without a previously earned Master of Science degree must have a score in the 65th percentile or above on the Advanced Physics portion of the GRE before admission and have a minimum GPA of 3.00 for all undergraduate work or an overall 3.25 GPA for the last two years of undergraduate work.
  • Applicants with a Master's degree must have an overall 3.00 GPA in their Master's program and at least 15 credits of graduate-level course work in physics or astronomy with a grade of B or better. A student entering with a Master's degree will be required to complete at least 30 additional credits, including dissertation credits, beyond the Masters.

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    6869 USD/year
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880 - 1430 USD /month
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