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23411 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. 

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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
6.5
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
65
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
80

Credits

30 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.75

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
65
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
80

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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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

    23411 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23411 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    23411 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23411 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    6869 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6869 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Las Vegas

880 - 1430 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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