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Astrophysical Sciences and Technology PhD

Rochester Institute of Technology
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Doctorate / PhD
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Program description

Astrophysical Sciences and Technology PhD

Through this PhD, students will explore the underlying physics of phenomena beyond the Earth using technology and knowledge in this golden age of astrophysics. The course will cover technologies, instruments, data analysis and modeling techniques that will contribute to the next major strides in the field.

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Admission requirements

Applicants of this program must meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a bachelor-level degree from an accredited institute in one of the following areas:
    • Physical science
    • Mathematics
    • Computer science
    • Engineering
  • Have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.2 in course work in mathematical, science, engineering, and computer subject areas
  • Submit the following:
    • A current resume or curriculum vitae
    • A personal statement of educational objectives addressing research interests
    • Official transcripts from previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work
    • Two letters of academic and/or professional recommendation
    • Scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
  • Complete a graduate application.

International students

Applicants whose native language is not English must submit one of the following minimum scores:

  • 550 TEFL (paper-based)
  • 79 TEFL (internet-based)
  • 6.5 IELTS

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Tuition fees

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Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available, kindly visit our university website.


Graduates of this program will be awarded a PhD in Astrophysical Sciences and Technology.

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About this institute

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is a privately endowed, coeducational university made up of more than 19,000 students and from all 50 states and over 100 nations.  RIT’s main campus is located in Rochester, NY, USA, which is approximately 350...

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Why study at Rochester Institute of Technology

You should consider RIT for your graduate study because: it has cutting-edge academic programs, outstanding faculty, and first-rate classroom and laboratory facilities; offers unmatched experiential education programs including co-op; has an excellent reputation and rankings; offers generous financial aid to graduate students; delivers a high return on investment; has an environmentally friendly, sustainable campus; provides a diverse student population, and makes a well-connected network of 135,000 alumni available to graduates.

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Rochester Institute of Technology

Graduate Enrollment, Bausch & Lomb Center, 58 Lomb Memorial Drive
14623 Rochester, NY

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