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Astronomy Master's Degree Requirements

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The candidate for a Master’s degree generally takes a normal course load during the first year. The second year is devoted principally to either research directed toward a thesis or advanced course work. The requirements for the M.S. degree follow the guidelines of the Graduate School. A total of 30 graduate credits are required of which 15 must be in the astrophysics and physics “introductory” or “core” courses (see above). An additional six credits must be in either astronomy or physics graduate courses at the 600 level or above. Of the 30 credits, no more than 10 may be thesis or independent study.