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Astronomy and Astrophysics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #35 (QS) , CA,
Groundbreaking research, cutting-edge technology, award-winning faculty – UCLA’s Division of Astronomy & Astrophysics offers a rewarding environment to pursue higher education and topical research. All members of the Division carry out active research programs that garner widespread international recognition

About

Graduate students have received funding through nationally competitive fellowships such as the NASA Graduate Student Researcher Program and the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, and UC-based awards such as the Eugene V. Cota-Robles, the Chancellor's, and the Dissertation-Year Fellowships. Our Ph.D recipients have obtained prestigious post-doctoral fellowships such as the National Research Council, Hubble, NSF, Caltech Millikan, and Princeton Russell. UCLA also operates one of the premier solar observatories at Mt. Wilson and is heavily involved in the space-based solar mission Soho. In addition many students are also involved with the construction of state-of-the-art instrumentation.

Programme Structure

The Division of Astronomy and Astrophysics is part of the Physics and Astronomy Department, but admits graduate students in a separate pool and administers its own Ph.D. program. Prospective graduate students should apply early to the Graduate Division of Admissions at UCLA. The deadline for applications for domestic and foreign students is December 15 for the Fall quarter of the next year.

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    87

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  • Minimum required score:

    560

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General Requirements

For the Master of Science degree, students must pass the comprehensive examination at the master’s level. The examination combines both the completion and presentation of the second-year research project and oral examination of core courses taken during the first six quarters in residence. The exam is described in more detail under the requirements for the doctoral degree.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32000 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    32000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32000 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    17000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17000 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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