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Haverford College

48 months
56200 USD/year
56200 USD/year
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The Astrophysics program of Haverford College is committed to providing each of our majors a solid foundation in the basic principles of both astronomy and physics, an understanding of their most recent developments, and the tools and inspiration to pursue learning in both.


In the Astrophysics program of Haverford College student research is a vital part of the major. Extraordinary teachers and mentors, our faculty also work at the cutting edge of modern astronomy and cosmology, creating exceptional research opportunities for majors. Some of those opportunities are based on campus, within the College’s well-equipped William J. Strawbridge Observatory; others take students across the country to observatories such as the one at Kitt Peak in Arizona.

Curriculum & Courses

We recommend our astrophysics major for students who seek more grounding in physics and aim to enter a career (or pursue graduate study) in astronomy or astrophysics.

Astrophysics majors must complete several introductory and upper-level physics classes; introductory and advanced courses in astronomy; a senior research paper; and Physics 399, a year-long seminar in which physics and astrophysics majors develop these papers. For the department’s astronomy major, see that Area of Study.

Research & Outreach

For astrophysics majors, student research culminates with Physics 399, our required two-semester senior seminar. In it, majors develop, draft, and present a scientific paper based on original research performed with a faculty member or based on existing research on a particular topic. Students also explore ethics and other conventions of the discipline, learn about career options and graduate programs, and interact with an array of visiting scientists as well as our vibrant alumni/ae community in this discussion-driven class.

After Graduation

We are invested in the long-term success of our students and are committed to developing the skills and perspectives—as well as the relationships—that will enable our majors to thrive as grad students at top programs and in a range of careers.

More than half of our majors pursue graduate study at the Ph.D. level in physics or astrophysics. Others go on to graduate programs in related areas such as mathematics, engineering, materials science, climate science, and computer science.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamental Physics
  • Waves and Optics
  • Introductory Quantum Mechanics
  • Laboratory in Electronics, Waves and Optics
  • Multivariable Calculus
  • Introduction to Astrophysics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Common Application and Personal Statement
  • Haverford Common Application Supplement and Honor Code essay
  • Standardized Test Results: Either the SAT or ACT Exam
  • School Report with most recent transcript (including 1st quarter grades if applying ED)
  • School Profile and Counselor Report
  • 2 Teacher Evaluations (English, Math, Science, Social Studies or Foreign Language)
  • $65 Application Fee or fee waiver

Tuition Fee

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    56200 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 56200 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    56200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 56200 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Ardmore

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

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


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