48 months
43400 USD/year
43400 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Astronomy program at Valparaiso University flexible plan can accommodate a variety of interests, and electives can be selected to prepare students for several career paths. 


The Astronomy program at Valparaiso University prepare students for graduate study, positions as high school teachers, and entry-level work as physicists in government or industry. Several degree options meet a range of needs and interests.


This degree program highlights students’ interest and preparation in astronomy.

Students who pursue this degree adopt one of the following options:

  • a stand-alone major in astronomy, achieved by completing at least eight additional credit hours in astronomy;
  • a second major in a non-science discipline;
  • a disciplinary science minor (qualifying disciplines include biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, geography, geology, mathematics, meteorology, physics, and psychology); OR
  • a minor in fundamentals of business, business administration, applied statistics, engineering, or geographic information systems.

In addition to completing the required courses, students are encouraged to take advantage of any of the many research opportunities available at Valpo.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Astronomy
  • Astronomy Laboratory
  • Observational Astronomy
  • Stellar Astrophysics
  • Galactic Astrophysics and Cosmology
  • Senior Research in Astronomy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Rolling admissions. However, applying as early as possible after our application opens is recommended to have the greatest number of scholarship opportunities. The international deadline of May 1, is the preferred date.   


32 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Your application to Valparaiso University
  • A copy of your passport
  • An official copy of your high school transcripts, with an English translation if they are in another language. Your transcripts are considered official if:They are sent directly from your guidance counselor or another high school official.
  • You bring them to campus in a sealed and stamped envelope that came directly from your high school.
  • They are sent directly from a credential evaluator, such as WES or ECE.
  • They are directly from a government sponsoring organization or EducationUSA officer.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    43400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 43400 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    43400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 43400 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Valparaiso

1223 - 1978 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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