Astronomy & Astrophysics (Ph.D.)

The Astronomy program offers a Doctoral degree. 

Important: Transcripts and Letters of Recommendation are required of all applicants. Read the Application Instructions page for full details.

Below are specific requirements also needed for this program:

  • General test GRE scores are required; Physics subject is not required but can be submitted

  • Application materials needed include:

    • ​Résumé

  • A Statement of purpose is required: 

    • Please describe your plans for graduate study or research  Include any information that may aid the selection committee in evaluating your preparation and qualifications for graduate study at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Recommended length is a concise 2-4 pages.

  • A Personal History Statement is also required:

    • This statement will be used in conjunction with your application for graduate admission and financial support. Note that the Personal History Statement should not duplicate the Statement of Purpose. Recommended length is a concise 1-3 pages.

    • UC Santa Cruz is interested in a diverse and inclusive graduate student population. In an essay, discuss how your personal background informs your decision to pursue a graduate degree. Include any educational, familial, cultural, economic, or social experiences, challenges, or opportunities relevant to your academic journey; how you might contribute to social or cultural diversity within your chosen field; and/or how you might serve educationally underrepresented segments of society with your degree.

  • See the application deadline

  • Contact the program

  • For detailed information about the Astronomy program, see https://www.astro.ucsc.edu/academics/graduates/.

Over 60 degree tracks in over 40 graduate programs, located 40 minutes away from Silicon Valley and next door to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

Contact Admissions~

Email: gradadm@ucsc.edu

Phone: 831-459-5905

 

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