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College of Arts & Sciences

Perform forefront research in the major areas of astronomy with the doctorate in astronomy.

You'll work under the supervision of world-leading faculty at the Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy. Areas of expertise include, but are not limited to:

  • Astronomical instrumentation
  • Theoretical and observational cosmology
  • Galaxy evolution
  • Supermassive black holes
  • Resolved stellar populations
  • The extragalactic distance scale

Ph.D. in Astronomy Program Requirements

Steps to Fulfill a Doctoral Program

Customize Your Degree

The program offers tracks for specialization in astrophysics or astrostatistics. In both cases, the degree will include six core astronomy courses: