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 requirements of the BA/MA program consist of those for the BA in Astronomy & Physics plus those of the MA in Astronomy. 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. Further details may be obtained at the Department of Astronomy or from the director of graduate studies.