University of Virginia, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Graduate Studies

This page is intended mainly for prospective graduate students. Below you should find most of the information you will need to decide if the Astronomy Department at the University of Virginia is the place for you, as well as information on financial aid and the application process. The graduate application deadline for the Astronomy Department is January 15. The Bridge Program application deadline is March 1.

Applying for Admission

Grad Student Life

Course Information


The Graduate School deadline of 3 December is only for consideration for financial aid programs run by the Graduate School. For fullest consideration, all application materials should be received by the Astronomy Department by 15 January.

If you have additional questions or plan to be in the area and would like to visit the Department, don‘t hesitate to contact me. The most efficient method is to use email; my email address for graduate admission information is

Sincerely yours,

Mark Whittle and Nitya Kallivayalil
Co-Chairs, Graduate Admissions