Application forms for admission and financial aid may be obtained from the Admissions Office of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Degree(s) offered: PhD

GRE General--Not accepted*
GRE Physics Subject--Optional
Program Description.

This program does not admit applicants for the AM degree; only those applying to the PhD are considered for admission, although the program may award the AM degree incidentally to PhD candidates.

Applicants to the Department of Astronomy are welcome to submit in addition to the Abstract of Courses, a list of their four most advanced courses in astronomy or physics and their two most advanced courses in mathematics where indicated on the application.  Note: having no courses in astronomy does NOT disqualify your application from consideration.  

* Even if the General GRE scores are submitted they will not be used in the application review process.
Further information may be obtained from:

Department Administrator 
Harvard University Department of Astronomy 
60 Garden Street, MS 43
Cambridge, MA 02138 
Telephone 617-495-3753


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