Welcome to the UW Graduate Program in Astronomy!

Astrograds, January 2013


Astronomy is a Gold Star Award Winner!
The Graduate and Professional Student Senate GOLD STAR AWARD 2007-2008 was presented to the Astronomy Department for its excellence in graduate education


Ours is a close-knit, moderate-size department with a high faculty-student ratio. Our graduate program has a mix of observational, theoretical, and instrumental opportunities for students. We hope that you will find all the necessary information about the program and how to apply in the links at right.

A PhD certificate program in Astrobiology is also available to our graduate students. Please see http://depts.washington.edu/astrobio/)

If you have additional questions on the application procedures, please call (206.543.9590) or email the Graduate Program Assistant: grad@astro.washington.edu.

No matter what your grad school preferences and career plans, thank you for your interest in the UW Astronomy Graduate Program! We wish you the best of success.

Reports from the American Institute of Physics:

The Graduate Program
  • Graduate Program Home
  • An Overview
  • The Curriculum
  • Financial Support
  • FAQs: Answers From Our Grads
    Why should I apply?
  • A top-ranked program
  • The faculty and their research
  • The grads and their research
  • Observing facilities
  • Diversity
  • Grad Life in Seattle
    How do I apply?
  • US citizens
  • International applicants
  • Astrobiology certificate
  • Deadlines
  • How are decisions made?
  • FAQs: Answers About Applying
    Graduate School Web Pages
  • About the Graduate School
  • Admissions
  • Graduate Student Resources
  • Diversity: "GO-MAP"
  • Fellowships
    College of Arts & Sciences

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    Contact the webmistress at christensen <at> astro <dot> washington <dot> edu