Graduate Admissions

All prospective students who wish to apply to Columbia Astronomy must apply to Columbia University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS). The online application can be found below.

Following this link and commencing an application for the Fall Term, you will have access to all relevent deadlines and requirements. Required materials for the application include:
• Previous transcript(s)
• Curriculum Vitae
• General GRE and physics GRE scores*
• TOEFL scores (for international applicants)
• Statement of purpose
• Three letters of recommendation

» Apply Online


Please do not hesitate to contact us with any further questions. The deadline for Fall 2017 admissions is December 30, 2016.

*Note that our department does not use a threshold or cutoff in either general or physics GRE scores. All aspects of applications are considered in every case to come to a decision.