• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

To succeed in the Astrophysics program at the Illinois Institute of Technology, a prospective student should have had chemistry, biology and physics in high school as well as pre-calculus at a minimum.

A course in astronomy, if offered, would also be helpful. First year success will come easier if the student has completed honors or AP physics and any offering of calculus in high school. Credit for AP calculus can be given for scores of 4 or 5 on the AP exam in Calculus AB or BC and scores of 4 or 5 in AP Physics C.

Career opportunities

Graduates with an Astrophysics degree generally move on to jobs in government, universities, the private sector or onto teaching positions in middle and high schools.  

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Introduction to the Profession
  • General Physics 
  • Computational Science
  • Kinetic Theory and Thermodynamics
  • Classic Mechanics 
  • Modern Physics
  • Introduction to Astrophysics
  • Observational Astrophysics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Academic requirements: Academic requirements: average GPA of a 3.0 (on a 4.0 U.S. scale)

  • SAT requirement: Varies depending on department, minimum 1100 with good scores in maths.
  • Letter of Recommendation is required
  • ACT Composite: 27+ (Must have 27+ in Math)
  • SAT Composite: 1240+ (Must have 630+ in Math)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    47480 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 47480 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    47480 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 47480 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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  • At IIT, more than 97 percent of students receive some type of financial aid, whether it be need-based, merit-based, or both. There are also scholarship opportunities that can cover most of your college expenses.

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