Astrophysics, M.Sc. | University of Minnesota | Minneapolis, United States
12 months
29864 USD/year
29864 USD/year
19754 USD/year
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Students in the Astrophysics program of the University of Minnesota find a challenging, yet personal environment, where they can prepare themselves for careers in research, teaching, and other scientific areas. They receive a rigorous foundation in astronomy and physics, while working closely with internationally respected faculty on the most important astrophysical research problems of the day.


About the Program

Students and faculty in the Astrophysics program of the University of Minnesota make use of the excellent observational, laboratory, and computational facilities in the department as well as national and international observatories. A wide range of other research institutes on campus, extensive opportunities for professional teaching development, and educational programs in related scientific and technical fields enrich the graduate experience for Minnesota students. The warm cultural and recreational atmosphere of the Twin Cities is an added attraction, making the University of Minnesota a stimulating and enjoyable place to study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Interstellar Medium
  • Relativity, Cosmology, and the Universe
  • Interpretation and Analysis of Astrophysical Data
  • Methods of Experimental Astrophysics
  • Methods of Bayesian Astrostatistics
  • Radiative Processes in Astrophysics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Scholarships/fellowships deadline: December 15
  • TA or RA support deadline: January 15


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

On the “Application Statements” page:

  • Objectives: gives the applicants the opportunity to elaborate on their vision for their future as researcher, and indeed what their objectives are in graduate school.
  • Diversity: typically one page in length, no page limit. Should be used to describe anything related to issues of diversity that the candidates think is relevant to their application. 

Experience: opportunity to describe the research / teaching they have done in the past. At most two pages in length, typically between one and two pages.

Resumé or CV: The CV lists the activities the students have pursued during their career until this point.

Other credentials

TOEFL score, if your native language is not English.

Identification of three people who will write letters of recommendation.

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Tuition Fee

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    29864 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 29864 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    19754 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19754 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Minneapolis

1130 - 2045 USD /month
Living costs

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