The objective of this program, created in 1976, is to equip the student with formal knowledge and research experience in Astronomy, either to continue their doctoral studies or to work in a broader professional field.
During their studies, our students have access to data obtained with world-class telescopes located in the northern observatories of our country. Research projects usually require students to make the observations that lead to obtaining such data.
The average duration of the Program is four semesters of exclusive dedication. Students who enter our Master’s must pass four formal courses during the first year, two of which must be chosen from the following:
In parallel, they must dedicate a minimum of 25 percent of their time to research during the first year.
To graduate, the student must complete his thesis, which consists of a project on a current topic of research in Astrophysics.
During the month of September, the notice of applications to the Postgraduate Program will appear on the department’s website. The applications will be during the month of October and the results will be communicated to each applicant via email, during the month of November.
Classes will begin in March of the following year.
The requirements to apply are:
All the academics of the departmental faculty will be able to evaluate the applications of the candidates (except in case of conflict of interest), but it will be the Teaching Committee that will select the best candidates according to their curricular merits.
For those students who come from our undergraduate degree, it is expected that they will present with a grade point average higher than 5.0 in the fields of Physics, Mathematics, and Astronomy. For students from other institutions, similar requirements will be adopted according to the program of the institution from which they come. An interview, by phone or in person, may be required of the applicant.Admission form