Information for Prospective Students
Applicants are strongly encouraged to have all their materials submitted by December 15, when the Admissions Committee will begin considering applications. Applications received after that date may be considered if openings remain.
This page will give you information on what to expect (and what is expected of you) as an astronomy graduate student at the University of Maryland. If you find that some of your questions are not answered here (or on GradSchoolShopper.com), please feel free to contact us directly.
- Introduction to the Department
Learn more about us!
- Our American Institute of Physics (AIP) listing on GradSchoolShopper.com
The American Institute of Physics maintains pages with detailed info about all Physics and Astronomy departments.
- Graduate Catalog (Astronomy)
This is the Department of Astronomy's entry in the Graduate Catalog.
- Academic Program
Learn more about our Ph.D. program/curriculum.
- Graduate School Application Process
Apply to Maryland! (Note that admissions deadlines here may supercede those in the Graduate Catalog.)
The department guarantees full support for a minimum of 6 years (assuming adequate progress toward your degree). This section gives information about teaching and research assistantships.
The following links are less important but can help give you a sense of the department and the University of Maryland.