There has never been a more exciting time to study the universe beyond the confines of the Earth. A new generation of advanced ground-based and space-borne telescopes and enormous increases in computing power are enabling a golden age of astrophysics. The multidisciplinary emphasis of this program, jointly offered by the School of Physics and Astronomy, the School of Mathematical Sciences, and the Center for Imaging Science, sets it apart from conventional astrophysics graduate programs at traditional research universities.


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Rochester Institute of Technology College of Science

The MS program comprises a minimum of 32 semester credit hours of study. The curriculum consists of four core courses, four elective courses, two semesters of graduate seminar, and a research project culminating in a thesis.

Master's Thesis

Typically following the first year, but sometimes initiated during the first year for well-prepared students, candidates begin a research project under the guidance of a faculty research adviser.

See the official RIT "Programs of Study" page for more detailed information. 

The MS program comprises a minimum of 32 credit hours of study. The curriculum consists of four core courses, four elective courses, two semesters of graduate seminar, and a research project culminating in a thesis.