Information for Prospective Students

Application Materials Deadline is December 15, 2022.

The Astronomy program is accepting applications for Fall 2023.

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 , please feel free to contact us directly.

Fee Waiver Information and Eligibility

To find out if you are eligible for a fee waiver, visit the University's graduate school page.

Questions about our graduate program should be directed to Graduate Admissions Chair.
For any other inquires about the graduate program, contact Olivia Dent.
Questions about general graduate student life should be directed to current graduate student Joe DeMartini.

Main Information

More Information

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

  • Graduate Wiki
    A student-written wiki that provides a glimpse into graduate student life in our department.
  • Graduate Student Life - UMD's official guide for all graduate students, useful after you've been accepted.
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