Flatirons from Duane tower

Prospective students are able to join departmental members and graduate students for an information session and Q&A about pursuing a Ph.D. in Astrophysical and Planetary Science at the University of Colorado Boulder. As one of the leading departments in planetary, astrophysical, and Solar research in the nation in one of the most beautiful and space-focused towns in the world, CU APS offers an unparalleled opportunity for graduate work.


We're looking to schedule another info session soon.

In addition, two of last year's info sessions were recorded and those videos are:

  • Thursday, November 5th at 6 pm MST - Click here for a recording.
  • Friday, November 6th at 10 am MST - Click here for a recording.

What to expect

Departmental faculty, staff, and current graduate students discuss how to apply to CU APS, common application FAQs, the research occurring at CU Boulder and the Boulder area, quality of life, living in Boulder, and the role of graduate students in the department. There will also be opportunities to ask faculty members or graduate students questions about research and life at CU Boulder (past Q&A sessions not recorded).