The Astrophysics Graduate Program only accepts applications for Fall admissions.
Application to the graduate program in Astrophysics requires completion of the Graduate School application.
To be considered for scholarships/fellowships, applications must be complete and submitted by January 1, 2018
To be considered for TA or RA support, applications must be complete and submitted by January 10, 2018
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:
Complete the following statements:
(Note: Be sure to enter information into the Astrophysics section):
Resumé or CV
Please remember to include research experience and any publications you may have in these statements. You do not need to complete or upload any information to the "Program Supplementary Information" page.
GRE scores (both the General and the Physics Subject Tests).
TOEFL score, if your native language is not English.
Identification of three people who will write letters of recommendation.
Transcripts from all colleges or universities attended and, if applicable, one transcript from the institution where you obtained your M.S. degree.
*Unofficial copies of your transcripts are acceptable when applying. The Graduate School requires official transcripts after admission to our program.
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.Apply Now FAQs Physics Application
A decision regarding your application will be made late March to early April.
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
- Fax: (+1) 612-626-2029
MN Institute for Astrophysics
University of Minnesota
John T. Tate Hall, 116 Church St. SE, Minneapolis, MN, 55455