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14 MSc Programs in Astrophysics

A master's degree signifies that a student has achieved a complete understanding of their field. Because an undergraduate degree is necessary before you can enroll in a master's program, many students choose to continue their education after graduation by earning this degree. It is meant to prepare students for their career. What is a MSc in Astrophysics? Astrophysics is one of the branches of spa… Read more

A master's degree signifies that a student has achieved a complete understanding of their field. Because an undergraduate degree is necessary before you can enroll in a master's program, many students choose to continue their education after graduation by earning this degree. It is meant to prepare students for their career.

What is a MSc in Astrophysics? Astrophysics is one of the branches of space science that deals with the nature of the universe. Programs that focus on astrophysics usually begin with the basics of astronomy, and then move to studying the expansion, birth, and properties of bodies in outer space, including the study of energy and dynamics. There is often a priority placed on trying to develop humans' understanding of the early universe. Courses in mathematics and physics may also be required.

What lies beyond our world is one of the most mysterious questions. Students that study astrophysics benefit by tackling this question head on and helping move our understanding as a species forward. It is very fulfilling work that builds the foundation for extraterrestrial travel.

Like most majors, studying astrophysics varies in cost greatly. Many factors, such as program, school, and country of study, may influence tuition and other fees. Before enrolling, be sure to research your options to find a program that matches your budget.

Most graduates choose to pursue a career in observation and research. When working in a laboratory or with a government agency, scientists collect and analyze information about the cosmos. There is also a large population that chooses to go into education, which is especially viable for astrophysics graduates. Work of this type can be in a university or other institution or it may be in a museum as a curator.

To begin your studies in astrophysics, start researching different programs. If you are interested, get started today. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Technical University of Denmark
Lyngby, Denmark

The MSc program in Earth and Space Physics and Engineering will provide you with competencies within research and development of satellite, space-, aircraft-, and ground-based ... +

The MSc program in Earth and Space Physics and Engineering will provide you with competencies within research and development of satellite, space-, aircraft-, and ground-based measuring methods as well as mathematical and physical models for monitoring, mapping, and exploring large-scale physical structures and processes on Earth and in the universe. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2022
15 Jan 2022
Campus
 
Universitatea De Vest Din Timisoara
Timișoara, Romania

This master program is dedicated to the study of both General Relativity, Quantum Field Theory and in addition the study of advanced computational methods. The courses studied ... +

This master program is dedicated to the study of both General Relativity, Quantum Field Theory and in addition the study of advanced computational methods. The courses studied at this program offer the opportunity for combining both analytical and computational skills of the students and help them to develop research careers in many areas of physics and closed related domains. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University of Helsinki
Helsinki, Finland

In the Master’s Programme in Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences, you focus on gaining an extensive understanding of these phenomena. You will also acquire proficiency ... +

In the Master’s Programme in Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences, you focus on gaining an extensive understanding of these phenomena. You will also acquire proficiency in the use of mathematical methods, IT tools and/or experimental equipment, as well as strong problem-solving and logical deduction skills. These will qualify you for a career in research or for a wide range of positions in the private sector. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English, Finnish, Swedish
Aug 2022
05 Jan 2022
Campus
 

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Lund University
Lund, Sweden

This structured two-year programme offers you the opportunity to learn about the universe and apply your knowledge of physics in a vibrant and fast-developing area of science. ... +

This structured two-year programme offers you the opportunity to learn about the universe and apply your knowledge of physics in a vibrant and fast-developing area of science. The first semester is spent on core astronomy courses, including stellar structure and evolution and galactic dynamics. In the second semester, you will begin work on a 60 ECTS degree project under the supervision of internationally well-regarded professors, and this project continues over three semesters. You will also take four more courses broadening your knowledge of the most exciting areas of modern astrophysics, such as exoplanets and the early universe. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University of Padova
Padua, Italy

The Master’s degree aims at providing students with a comprehensive, up-to-date view of the main fields of modern Astrophysics, including astronomical detectors and techniques ... +

The Master’s degree aims at providing students with a comprehensive, up-to-date view of the main fields of modern Astrophysics, including astronomical detectors and techniques, black holes and neutron stars, cosmology, gravitational physics, planets, stars, and galaxies. Particular emphasis is placed on a solid background in Physics and on the growing ties among Astrophysics and different branches of Physics in the coming era of multi-messenger observations. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Medford, USA

The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers programs of study leading to M.S. degrees with a track in Astrophysics. We offer a full range of graduate-level courses and rese ... +

The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers programs of study leading to M.S. degrees with a track in Astrophysics. We offer a full range of graduate-level courses and research opportunities in astronomy, biophysics, condensed matter physics, cosmology, elementary particle physics, and quantum information. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Rochester, USA

Explore the depths of the universe through multidisciplinary research as you dive into an area that most interests you, whether it be general relativity, theoretical astrophys ... +

Explore the depths of the universe through multidisciplinary research as you dive into an area that most interests you, whether it be general relativity, theoretical astrophysics, observational or instrumentation development, or another area related to astrophysics. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2022
Campus
 
University of St Andrews
Saint Andrews, United Kingdom

The MSc in Astrophysics allows students to gain experience in the core areas of astrophysics to develop the necessary research skills to carry out astrophysical research.

The MSc in Astrophysics allows students to gain experience in the core areas of astrophysics to develop the necessary research skills to carry out astrophysical research. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Campus
 
KU Leuven
Leuven, Belgium

Taking advantage of a new generation of terrestrial and space-based instruments, KU Leuven's MSc in Astronomy and Astrophysics digests new discoveries concerning the origin, s ... +

Taking advantage of a new generation of terrestrial and space-based instruments, KU Leuven's MSc in Astronomy and Astrophysics digests new discoveries concerning the origin, structure, and evolution of planets, stars, star systems, and the universe, and uses them as your textbooks. This program pays special attention to both the analysis and astrophysical interpretation of data and to the technological side of astronomical research, and thus prepares you to be a competitive candidate in the international Ph.D. circuit. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University Of Tuebingen
Tübingen, Germany

The focus of the master programme Astro and Particle Physics is put on a distinct quantitative approach as usual in physics, along with the acquisition of essential practical ... +

The focus of the master programme Astro and Particle Physics is put on a distinct quantitative approach as usual in physics, along with the acquisition of essential practical skills with respect to problem sets in the field of Astro and Particle Physics. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Rice University | Wiess School of Natural Sciences
Houston, USA

This degree is one of five tracks in the professional master’s program at Rice housed in the Wiess School of Natural Sciences and focuses on training students in Space Enginee ... +

This degree is one of five tracks in the professional master’s program at Rice housed in the Wiess School of Natural Sciences and focuses on training students in Space Engineering and Science with the intent of creating new options for those students interested in working in the space technology industry or related government entities, e.g. NASA, as well as governmental relations positions in non-profit organizations, industry and academic institutions. These master’s degrees are designed for students seeking to gain further technical core expertise coupled with enhanced management, communication, and leadership skills instilling a level of scholastic proficiency that exceeds that of the bachelor’s level, and creating the cross-functional aptitudes needed in modern industry and government. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 
Purdue University College of Science
West Lafayette, USA

The Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) offers graduate research based on multidisciplinary principles from mathematics, physics, chemistry, biolog ... +

The Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) offers graduate research based on multidisciplinary principles from mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, statistics and computer modeling to address some of the most challenging interdisciplinary questions about the past, present, and future state of the Earth system and other planets. Many of the research programs include field work in the United States and abroad. EAPS is well equipped with state-of-the-art computer and laboratory facilities for calculation, visualization and experimentation. Major research institutions,liberal arts colleges, government agaencies and industry now employ former students. -
MSc
English
Campus
 
Ege University
Izmir, Turkey

The aim of the Department of Astronomy and Space Sciences Graduate Program is to educate modern scientists who are specialized in different subfields in the field of Astronomy ... +

The aim of the Department of Astronomy and Space Sciences Graduate Program is to educate modern scientists who are specialized in different subfields in the field of Astronomy and Space Sciences; can derive new information using his/her accumulations in the field of basic mathematics, physics and astronomy and space sciences; can create a new topic and field of study keeping abreast of current news in science end technology; -
MSc
Turkish
Campus
 
Oregon State University
Corvallis, USA

Our Ocean, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences graduate degree program is built on internationally recognized faculty research programs within CEOAS, with Oregon State University ... +

Our Ocean, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences graduate degree program is built on internationally recognized faculty research programs within CEOAS, with Oregon State University currently ranked #3 in the world for Oceanography. The OEAS program pairs graduate students with faculty advisors in the student’s selected concentration area and encourages rapid engagement in research at the forefront of the respective field. -
MSc
English