Astronomy, M.A. | Indiana University Bloomington | Bloomington, United States
12 months
32156 USD/year
30704 USD/year
10630 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Astronomy Department at  Indiana University Bloomington, maintains a full program of activities in teaching, research, and outreach.


The department occupies the fourth floor and part of the third floor of Swain Hall West, on East Third Street in Bloomington. The Physics Department occupies the remainder of the building, along with the library for mathematics, physics, astronomy, and computer science. Bloomington is a town of about 121,000 in the wooded rolling hills of southern Indiana. The Bloomington campus of Indiana University has about 38,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Astronomy at Indiana University has a long history, beginning with Daniel Kirkwood in 1856. 

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Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Stellar Astrophysics
  • Extragalactic Astrophysics
  • Topics in Astrophysics 
  • Principles and Techniques of Observational Astronomy
  • The Interstellar Medium
  • Galactic Astronomy 
  • Stellar Atmospheres

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Good preparation for graduate work in astronomy or astrophysics requires the same training in physics and mathematics needed for a bachelor’s degree in physics, plus a familiarity with the subject matter of introductory astronomy or astrophysics courses. An undergraduate major in astronomy, astrophysics, physics, or mathematics that has provided such a background is usually required for admission. Any necessary undergraduate courses that are taken to strengthen a student’s background will not receive graduate credit.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32156 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32156 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    30704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30704 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    10630 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10630 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Bloomington

1071 - 1733 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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