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Astrophysical Sciences and Technology

Rochester Institute of Technology

24 months
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About

The Astrophysical Sciences and Technology program of Rochester Institute of Technology explores the depths of the universe through multidisciplinary research as you dive into an area that most interests you, whether it be general relativity, theoretical astrophysics, observational or instrumentation development, or another area related to astrophysics.

Overview

Students in the Astrophysical Sciences and Technology program of Rochester Institute of Technology focuses on the underlying physics of phenomena beyond the Earth, and on the development of the technologies, instruments, data analysis, and modeling techniques that will enable the next major strides in the field.

There has never been a more exciting time to study the universe beyond the confines of the Earth. A new generation of advanced ground-based and space-borne telescopes and enormous increases in computing power are enabling a golden age of astrophysics. The MS program in astrophysical sciences and technology focuses on the underlying physics of phenomena beyond the Earth, and on the development of the technologies, instruments, data analysis, and modeling techniques that will enable the next major strides in the field. The program's multidisciplinary emphasis sets it apart from conventional astrophysics graduate programs at traditional research universities.

Plan of study

The MS program comprises a minimum of 30 credit hours of study. The curriculum consists of four core courses, two to four elective courses, two semesters of graduate seminar, and a research project culminating in a thesis.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Seminar
  • Fundamental Astrophysics
  • Mathematical Methods for the Astrophysical Sciences
  • Astronomical Observational Techniques and Instrumentation
  • Research & Thesis
  • Mathematical Methods for the Astrophysical Sciences

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3.2
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete a graduate application.
  • A baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) in the physical sciences, mathematics, computer science, or engineering.
  • Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 (or equivalent) in course work in mathematical, science, engineering, and computing subject areas.
  • GRE scores.
  • Submit a personal statement of educational objectives.
  • Submit a current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation from academic or professional sources.
  • nternational applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE.

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Living costs for Rochester

925 - 1350 USD /month
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