2535 Sterling Hall
475 N Charter St
Madison WI 53706
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Program contact: Sharon Pittman
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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.
Graduate School Guide
Faculty listings, program overview, minimum degree requirements and satisfactory progress information.
Program statistical information on admissions, enrollment, student funding, and degrees.
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.
Admissions Deadlines and Test Requirements
1 These programs are offered in an evening and/or weekend format to accommodate working schedules. Enjoy the advantages of on-campus courses and personal connections, while keeping your day job. For more information about the meeting schedule of a specific program, contact the program.
2 These programs are offered primarily online. Many available online programs can be completed almost entirely online with all online programs offering at least 50 percent or more of the program work online. Some online programs have an on-campus component that is often designed to accommodate working schedules. Take advantage of the convenience of online learning while participating in a rich, interactive learning environment. For more information about the online nature of a specific program, contact the program.
3 These programs have innovative curricula that combine on-campus and online formats. Most hybrid programs are completed on-campus with a partial or completely online semester. For more information about the hybrid schedule of a specific program, contact the program.
4 These on-campus programs are offered in an accelerated format that allows you to complete your program in a condensed time-frame. Enjoy the advantages of on-campus courses with minimal disruption to your career. For more information about the accelerated nature of a specific program, contact the program.
5 Students in most on-campus graduate programs are eligible for assistantships. Please look carefully at the additional policies listed above for more information about the specific assistantship and enrollment policies for the program. Contact the program with any questions.