How to Apply
As the Astronomy Ph.D. Program comes with a guarantee of financial support, our admissions process is highly competitive. Typically, the Department of Astronomy admits a small number of applicants annually, on average 4, with year-to-year fluctuations.
An application to the Astronomy Ph.D. Program consists of three steps:
Complete the UW-Madison Graduate School application
Complete the Department of Astronomy application
Review the Checklist
The application deadline for admission in Fall, 2016 is December 31, 2015. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Graduate Admissions Coordinator, Sharon Pittman, via email, telephone (608) 890-3775, or fax (608) 263-6386.
Mailing address for the Graduate School
228 Bascom Hall, 500 Lincoln Drive
Madison WI 53706
Mailing address for the Department of Astronomy
Department of Astronomy
University of Wisconsin-Madison
475 N. Charter St
Madison WI 53706-1582