University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota

Graduate Application

University of Minnesota

Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics

We encourage you to submit your application early and no later than the deadlines listed below. If you have questions, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions page, call the Institute office at 612-626-4811 or email .

[top] Application Process


The Astrophysics Graduate Program only accepts applications for Fall admissions.

Application to the graduate program in Astrophysics requires completion of the Graduate School application.

All application materials are submitted electronically through the ApplyYourself application system. All correspondence regarding your application, including admission decisions, will be communicated to applicants using this system.

The following information is required:

Note: The online application is not complete until the application fee has been paid. Your application will be reviewed upon receipt of all application materials. The School of Physics and Astronomy does not send acknowledgment upon receipt of application, nor does it send notification of missing documents. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure the arrival of all necessary documents to their correct recipients.

For more information on the GRE exam, as well as resources on preparation strategies, please visit the Center for Online Education.


[top] Contact Information

For questions regarding your application, please contact:

Office of Admissions
The Graduate School
309 Johnston Hall
101 Pleasant Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Telephone (+1) 612-625-3014

Direct all other inquiries to:

Director of Graduate Studies in Astrophysics
School of Physics and Astronomy
Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics
116 Church Street SE
Minneapolis MN 55455

Telephone: (+1) 612-626-4811