Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in Physics, Astronomy or other related area. Applicants must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 for all undergraduate work or a minimum 3.00 GPA for the last two years of undergraduate work.
There are two options, Thesis and Non-Thesis that may be used to receive a M.S. in Astronomy Degree. The completion requirements for each are as follows:
Completion Requirements for the Thesis Option
A minimum of 30 graduate credits is required, including a minimum of 15 credits (excluding thesis) in 700-level astronomy or physics courses and six hours of research for thesis credit. A final oral exam is required on course work and thesis. A GPA of 3.00 or better is required in all course work which is part of the degree program.
Completion Requirements for the Non-Thesis Option
A minimum of 30 graduate credits past the bachelor’s level is required, including the following:
1. A Minimum
30 graduate level semester credits in physics, astronomy or related fields (excluding thesis and graduate seminar). At least 15 credits of 700 level astronomy or physics courses. A GPA of 3.00 or better in all course work which is part of the degree program. The program must also include the following core courses: