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, please feel free to contact us directly.

If you have questions about your application or 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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More Information

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