Information for Prospective Graduate Students
Graduate AdmissionThe deadline for applications for the 2016-2017 academic year is January 8, 2016.

Required materials:
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • A personal statement
  • GRE and Physics GREs
  • TOEFL for International Students
  • Application fee: $90 (Application Fee Waivers)

Scientific Projects
The University of Chicago is home to many of the most exciting projects in astrophysics and cosmology. Each of these projects has the potential individually to revolutionize our understanding of the cosmos. Together, they may well provide us with a consistent view of how structure in the universe formed. When considering these along with all the other astrophysics initiatives at UofChicago, one is led to the inescapable conclusion that Chicago truly is the Center of the Universe. Projects include:

Combined Array for Research in Millimeter-wave Astronomy (CARMA), Chicago is a member of the Combined Array for Research in Millimeter-wave Astronomy

Magellan Telescopes (MT), Chicago has access to time on the twin Magellan telescopes

Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT), Chicago is a Founding Member of the Giant Magellan Telescope

South Pole Telescope (SPT), Chicago leads the South Pole Telescope project

Chicago is part of the Dark Energy Survey (DES).

Planck, an ESA satellite

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