Why so less no. of astrophysics courses?

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Why so less no. of astrophysics courses?

Post by sijils » Sat Nov 15, 2014 9:04 am


I am an electronics and communication engineering passout from india. I want to be an astrophysicist as it is my greatest passion and i am planning to do an MS in astrophysics . I have almost finished my preparation for pgre. I am going to give my pgre by April 18,2015. I have requested for a supplementary test center for the exam.

I was checking up the MS astrophysics courses and i could find only a few. Some of which are ivy league and the rest i am hearing lot of negative comments. Some have astro department but they provide astrophysics phd only. Could you please guide so that i can pick some good astrophysics courses. I am not interested that much in an astronomy course. Could you please suggest some alternatives as well?

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Re: Why so less no. of astrophysics courses?

Post by Catria » Sat Nov 15, 2014 10:48 am

Even so, most astrophysics masters in the US are obtained after one takes (and usually passes) the quals of a PhD program. You would then be free to transfer to another PhD program if so you wished.

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