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Astronomy

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

12 months
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21247 USD/year
21247 USD/year
6197 USD/year
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About

The purpose of the Astronomy M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, are to prepare students for a career in Astronomy or Astrophysics Research or in education at the university level.

Overview

The Astronomy program offered by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, achieves this with a custom program for each student set up by their advisor and their advising committee. At the M.S. level we have two options. A coursework M.S., wherein students take classes at the graduate level in Astronomy and pass an exam. We also offer a thesis option where students will learn to formulate, conduct and report on research. In the case of the Ph.D. the research must be original research conducted independently by the student.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand astrophysics at the graduate level.
  • Understand either classical mechanics or quantum theory or electromagnetic theory at the graduate level.
  • Understand mathematical physics at the graduate level.
  • Understand observational astronomy techniques.
  • Understand astrophysics of gaseous nebulae and active galactic nuclei, and high energy astrophysics.
  • Understand cosmology at the graduate level.
  • Understand stellar atmospheres and the interstellar medium.
  • Perform a graduate research project at the doctoral level.
  • Communicate scientific research to a scientific audience.
  • Possess strong background of knowledge and expertise in physics and astronomy.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Astrophysics
  • Observational Astronomy Techniques
  • Astrophysics of Gaseous Nebulae and Active Galactic Nuclei
  • High Energy Astrophysics
  • Interstellar Medium

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
65
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
2.75

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
Start practicing IELTS today!
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
65
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts  All applicants are required to submit a transcript from each postsecondary institution attended, showing all degrees and coursework, the dates awarded, and grades received. If the institution is outside the U.S., a foreign credential evaluation may be required.
  • Credentials not in English must be accompanied by an English translation certified as true by a university official, an official representative of a United States embassy or consulate, the United States Information Service, the United States Education Foundation, or an approved professional translating service. Notarized copies of originals or translations are not considered official.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21247 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21247 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    21247 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21247 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    6197 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6197 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Paradise

1088 - 1680 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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