Graduate students make extensive use of such research facilities as the Apache Point 3.5m telescope, NASA space missions, the Sommers-Bausch Observatory and the Southwest Research Institute. They collaborate closely with such CU Boulder research institutes as the Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy (CASA), Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) and JILA in Boulder. Related areas of study are physics, geology and the program of atmospheric and oceanic sciences (PAOS).

Degrees Offered


Application Deadlines

Fall Domestic Application Deadline
December 15, 2017

Fall International Application Deadline
December 1, 2017

Program Information

Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences website


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