University of Colorado at Boulder

Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences

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The Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences (APS) has a reputation for excellence. The program integrates astrophysics, planetary science, solar physics and space physics. All disciplines include research in theory, observation and instrumentation.

Domestic Application Deadline: December 15th

We do not offer Spring nor Summer admission.

You are required to provide:

A thorough undergraduate preparation in physics and mathematics is necessary for graduate study. Courses should include thermodynamics, mechanics, electricity and magnetism, atomic physics, and mathematics at least through complex variables and differential equations. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of planetary science, a broader range of undergraduate preparation is considered.

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

Michelle Hamernik, Graduate Program Assistant
Department of Astrophysical And Planetary Sciences
University of Colorado Boulder
Campus Box 391
Boulder, CO 80309
(303) 492-8914

Degrees Available