Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Yale Astronomy Graduate Program. We are excited for you to learn more about the Astronomy Ph.D. program at Yale and what Yale has to offer.
Physics & Astronomy will hold a joint webinar for Prospective Students on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 at 11am EST- Register Here
View the Astronomy webinar slides below
2023-2024 Admissions cycle
In addition, due in part to the continuing difficulties and challenges in taking the GRE test this year, the Department has decided that the General and Physics GRE test will not be considered in the evaluation of graduate applications in the 2023-2024 admissions cycle.
Why Yale Astronomy for your PhD?
- Access to world-class observing facilities
- A wide range of research interests across department/faculty members
- Easy access to high performance computing facilities
- Click below for a downloadable version of “Why Yale” infographic
How to Apply
- All applicants should submit their application through the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences application system by December 15, 2023.
- Applicants may be invited for a phone interview
- Click below for a downloadable version of the “Road Map” to the Yale Astronomy PhD Program
Applicants are expected to have a strong undergraduate preparation in physics and mathematics. Although some formal training in astronomy is useful, it is by no means a prerequisite for admission.
- A Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) prior to matriculation at Yale.
- A statement of purpose.
- Unofficial transcripts for each prior college or university attended.
- Three letters of recommendation.
- Application fee (please refer to Fees section).
General GRE - NOT ACCEPTED
Physics GRE - NOT ACCEPTED