Program Code:     ASTR
Degree: Ph.D.
School:  Computer/Mathematical/Natural Sciences
   
General Requirements: Statement of Purpose
  Transcript(s)
  TOEFL/IELTS/PTE (international graduate students)
   
Program-Specific Requirements: Letters of Recommendation (3)
  Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  Supplementary Application
  Description of Research*
  Publications/Presentations
  Faculty of Interest**
  GRE Subject
   
Application Deadlines: December 15 (Fall domestic/international) (priority consideration)
  January 17 (Fall domestic/international) (final)
   
Contact Program: www.astro.umd.edu/graduate/admissions.html

*Description of Research is a 1-2 page description of research and relevant work experience. It should include the topic of research, where it took place and who supervised it, the description of the actual activity (for example, “data reduction for a ground-based optical FTS instrument, wrote reduction software in Python”), whether there were resulting publications, what you learned from pursuing this activity, and what motivated you to pursue it. Note:  Please do not upload documents for the Writing Samples. (The admissions committee will not read these.)
*Faculty of Interest section is required; applicants are asked to select a minimum of 3 tenured/tenure-track faculty members.