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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Astrophysics University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus




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Astrophysics is the study of the universe and its constituent parts. The department conducts research in observational, theoretical, and computational astrophysics, as well as instrument development. The main research areas include minor planetary bodies, solar system properties, dynamics of normal and active galaxies, stellar evolution, interaction of stars with their environments, the interstellar medium, astrophysical magneto hydrodynamics, and galactic and cosmological structure. Observational research includes activities that cover X-ray, ultraviolet, optical, infrared, and radio wavelengths. Extensive research programs in space physics, nucleosynthesis, and the elementary particle-cosmology interface are also carried out in interdisciplinary connections with the graduate program in physics.

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Full Time (64 credit hours)

Tuition fees

$28,452.00 (21,08,905) per year


08 Sep


College of Science and Engineering

117 Pleasant Street SE,



55455, United States

Entry requirement for international students

The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.50.

Undergraduate astronomy, physics or equivalent degree required.

English Language Proficiency Requirements: TOEFL iBT – 79; IELTS Academic – 6.5; MELAB – 80; Pearson Test of Academic English (PTE Academic) – 59; Cambridge Assessment English (CAE) C1 Advanced – 180.

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