Graduate Student Information

The information gathered here is for current and prospective graduate students.

  • Academic Program
    This section includes information about the M.S./Ph.D program, a list of course offerings, webpages for individual courses, and the "Learning Outcomes Assessment Plans".
  • Prospective Students
    This section includes information specifically geared toward prospective students.
  • TWiki
    This wiki is written by and for the department's graduate students and deals with all aspects of grad student life. Some of the material is of interest to prospective students.
  • Graduate Advisors and Committees (PDF)
    This (internal) page lists all current graduate advisors and committees.
  • Fellowships and Awards
    This page lists fellowships and other awards of possible interest to Astronomy students.
  • Career Information
    Useful links related to the popular Career Paths seminars.
  • Diversity Information
    Departmental groups and information promoting diversity in astronomy.
  • Statement of Expectations
    This is an official statement of mutual expectations between the UMD Department of Astronomy and its graduate students.
  • AstroTerps
    The Terrapin Astronomical Society (AstroTerps) is a student organization devoted to sharing the knowledge and joy of astronomy and astronomical events. Most of the members are undergraduates, but graduate students are welcome to join.
  • Writing Resources for Graduate Students
    This is a Graduate School website designed to help graduate students improve the quality of their writing, including grant proposals, public speaking, LaTeX info, etc.