Information for Prospective Students

The Astronomy program is not accepting applications for Fall 2019. Fluctuations in admissions have given us wonderful but very large classes the past two years. To ensure proper advising and financial support for our graduate students, we find we need a one-year pause to get back to equilibrium. We will resume soliciting applications as usual for Fall 2020 admission.

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, please feel free to contact us directly.

If you have questions about your our graduate program, contact MaryAnn Phillips.
Questions about general graduate student life should be directed to current graduate student Sara Frederick.

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The following links are less important but can help give you a sense of the department and the University of Maryland.

Center for Research and Exploration in Space Science & Technology II    Joint Space-Science Center    Two intriguing investigations -- One flight-proven spacecraft    UMd Astronomy-Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Partnership    UMd Astronomy-Cote d'Azur Observatory Scientific Cooperation and Academic Exchange