Physics, PhD

College of Arts & Sciences

Program Description:

  • Concentration in Astrophysics

The Ph.D. in Physics with a concentration in Astrophysics requires a minimum of 48 credit hours of graduate work exclusive of dissertation. These hours must include:

·  ASTR 536.

· ASTR 537.

· Three selected from: PHYC *466, PHYC 505, PHYC 511, PHYC 521.

· Four elective courses. Recommended: ASTR 526, ASTR 538, ASTR 539, PHYC 581 (when the topic is Cosmology or High Energy Astrophysics).

Details must be discussed with a graduate advisor each semester.



Admission Requirements:

Application Deadlines

International students and students who are seeking financial aid must submit materials no later than:

Fall semester:January 15
Spring semester:  August 1


Deadlines for domestic students who are not seeking financial aid are:

Fall semester:June 1
Spring semester:October 1


Please visit the Physics and Astronomy Department Web site for additional information, specific admission criteria, application forms and directions.



Contact Information:

Sally C. Seidel: Chair, Graduate Committee
(505) 277-2087
seidel@phys.unm.edu