BA/MA in Astrophysics & Space Physics
The BA/MA program in astrophysics & space physics is designed for those well-prepared students who wish to obtain a master’s degree by adding a fifth year of intensive study in astrophysics & space physics. The program is offered by the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) in conjunction with the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (GRS).
Application to the Department of Astronomy director of graduate studies must be completed by March of the junior year. Only those students with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 overall and 3.3 in mathematics, physics, and astronomy courses will normally be admitted.
There are two tracks in the program, one comprising 38 courses plus a master’s thesis, and one comprising 40 courses without a thesis. Please refer to the BA/MA and BA/MS Programs section of this Bulletin for important information for prospective BA/MA students. Further details may be obtained at the Department of Astronomy or from the director of graduate studies.