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2022/2023 University Catalog 
2022/2023 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Astronomy, M.S.

(Major Code: 19111) (SIMS Code: 770501)

In addition to meeting the requirements for classified graduate standing and the basic requirements for the master’s degree as described in Requirements for Master’s Degrees , the student must also meet the following departmental requirements in a 30-unit program. At least one half of the program units must be numbered 600 or above.

Advancement to Candidacy

All students must satisfy the general requirements for advancement to candidacy as specified in Requirements for Master’s Degrees . If the student’s undergraduate preparation is deficient, he/she will be required to take courses for the removal of the deficiency. These courses are in addition to the minimum of 30 units for the master’s degree.


Complete at Least 15 Additional Units

Complete at least 15 additional units of 500-, 600-, 700-level in astronomy graduate level courses or approved 500-level courses in astronomy or related fields as approved by departmental graduate adviser; not to exceed 12 units of 500-level courses if pursuing Plan B.

Plan A

The Plan A option requires the consent of the astronomy graduate adviser.

Plan B

Pass a final comprehensive examination covering the astronomy core curriculum and complete three additional units of graduate level or approved 500-level courses in astronomy or related fields with approval of department graduate adviser.

Computing Language

Facility with a scientific computing language is required.