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United States Astronomy Schools
Colleges and Universities With Astronomy Degree Programs in the US
School
Department Chair
Address
Undergraduate Degrees
Graduate Degrees
University of Alabama Professor Stan Jones

Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
206 Gallalee Hall
Box 870324
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0324

Astronomy Minor M.S. and Ph.D. Astronomy
University of Arizona Professor Peter Strittmatter Dept. of Astronomy
Steward Observatory N204
P.O. Box 210065
Tuscon, AZ 85721-0065
B.S. Astronomy Ph.D. Astronomy
Arizona State University DIRECTOR: Kip Hodges

School of Earth and Space Exploration
P.O. Box 871404
Tempe, AZ 85287-1504

B.S. in Earth and Space Exploration (astrobiology and astrophysics concentrations)
Minors are available in astrophysics and astronomy
MS in Astrophysics
PHD in Astrophysics /td>
Ball State University Professor David Ober Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
Muncie, IN 47306
Astronomy minor Ed.D. in Physics w/ Astronomy emphasis
Boston University Professor Harlan Spence Dept. of Astronomy
725 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
Astronomy, Geophysics and Planetary Sciences, Astronomy and Physics M.A. and Ph.D. Astronomy
University of California at Berkeley Professor Donald Backer Dept. of Astronomy
601 Campbell Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-3411
Astrophysics major M.A. and Ph.D. Astrophysics
University of California at Los Angeles Professor Claudio Pellegrini Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
Box 951547
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1562
Astrophysics Ph.D. Astronomy
University of California at San Diego Professor John Goodkind Dept. of Physics
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0354
B.S. Physics w/Astronomy specialization M.S. and Ph.D. Physics
University of California at Santa Barbara Professor James Allen Dept. of Physics
Broida Hall, Building 572
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9530
B.A. and B.S. Physics Ph.D. Physics
University of California at Santa Cruz Professor Stephen Thorsett Dept. of Astronomy & Astrophysics
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
B.S. Physics (Astrophysics) Ph.D. Astrophysics
California Institute of Technology Professor Thomas Tombrello Dept. of Astronomy
105-24 Caltech
1201 E. California Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91125
B.S. Astrophysics M.S. and Ph.D. Astrophysics
Carnegie Mellon University Professor Fred Gilman Dept. of Physics
Wean Hall 7325
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890
B.S. Physics w/tracks in Astrophysics M.S. and Ph.D. Physics
Case Western Reserve University Professor R. Earle Luck Dept. of Astronomy
422 AW Smith Building
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-7215
B.A. and B.S. Astronomy M.S. and Ph.D. Astronomy
University of Chicago Professor Michael Turner Dept. of Astronomy & Astrophysics
5640 S. Ellis Avenue
Chicago, IL 606037
B.A. Physics w/Astronomy specialization M.S. and Ph.D. Astronomy
Colgate University Professor Victor Mansfield Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346-1398
B.A. Astronomy-Physics N/A
University of Colorado at Boulder Professor J. Michael Shull Dept. of Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences
Campus Box 391
Boulder, CO 80309-0391
B.A. Astronomy M.S. and Ph.D. Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences
Columbia University Professor David Helfand Dept. of Astronomy
Pupin Physics Lab
Room 1328,
Mail Code 5246
550 West 120th Street
New York City, NY 10027
B.A. Astronomy and Astrophysics M.A., MPhil., and Ph.D. Astronomy and Astrophysics
Cornell University Professor Joseph Veverka Dept. of Astronomy
312 Space Sciences Bldg.
Ithaca, NY 14853-6801
Astronomy major M.S. and Ph.D. Astronomy
Dartmouth College Professor Mary Hudson Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
6127 Wilder Laboratory
Hanover, NH 03755-3528
Astronomy major M.S. and Ph.D. Physics w/Astronomy specialization
University of Delaware Professor George Hadjipanayis Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
223 Sharp Laboratory
Newark, DE 19716
B.A. and B.S. Physics w/Astronomy emphasis M.A., M.S., and Ph.D. Astronomy
University of Florida Professor Stanley Dermott

Dept. of Astronomy
211 Bryant Space Science Center
P.O. Box 112055
Gainesville, FL 32611-2055

Astronomy major M.S. and Ph.D. Astronomy
Georgia State University Professor William Nelson Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
Science Annex, Suite 400
29 Peachtree Center Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30303
B.S. Physics w/Astronomy concentration M.S. Physics w/Astronomy concentration and Ph.D. Astronomy
Harvard University Professor Lars Hernquist Dept. of Astronomy
60 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Astronomy major Ph.D. Astronomy
University of Hawaii Professor Gareth Wynn-Williams Institute for Astronomy
2680 Woodlawn Drive
Honolulu, HI 96822-1897
Physics major M.S. and Ph.D. Astronomy
University of Hawaii at Hilo Professor Robert Fox Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
200 West Kawili Street
Hilo, HI 96720-4091
Astronomy major Physics major N/A
Howard University Professor Demetrius Venable Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
Room 105, Thirkield Hall
2355 6th. Street NW
Washington, DC 20059
Physics major M.S. and Ph.D. Physics
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Professor Lewis Snyder Dept. of Astronomy
1002 West Green Street
Urbana, IL 61801
Astronomy major M.S. and Ph.D. Astronomy
Indiana University Professor Richard H. Durisen Dept. of Astronomy
727 East 3rd Street
Swain West 319
Bloomington, IN 47405-7105
B.S. Astronomy and Astrophysics M.A. and Ph.D. Astronomy, Ph.D. Astrophysics
University of Iowa Professor Thomas Boggess Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
203 Van Allen Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242-1479
B.S. and B.A. Astronomy M.S. Astronomy and Ph.D. Physics
Iowa State University Professor Eli Rosenberg Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
Ames, IA 50011-3160
Physics major w/Astronomy emphasis M.S. and Ph.D. Astrophysics
Johns Hopkins University Professor Jonathan Bagger Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
Charles & 34th Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
B.A. and B.S. Physics Ph.D. Astronomy
University of Kansas Professor Stephen Sanders Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
Malott Hall, Room 1082
1251 Wescoe Hall Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045-7582
B.A. and B.S. Astronomy M.S. and Ph.D. Physics w/Astronomy emphasis
Kansas State University Professor Dean Zollman Dept. of Physics
116 Cardwell Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-2601
B.A. and B.S. in Physics M.S. and Ph.D. Astrophysics
Louisiana State University Professor Roger McNeil Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
202 Nicholson Hall
Tower Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-4001
B.S. Physics w/Astronomy concentration M.S. and Ph.D. Physics w/Astronomy concentration
University of Louisville Professor Joseph Chalmers Moore Observatory
800 Old Zaring Road
Crestwood, KY 40014
B.A. and B.S. Physics

M.S. Physics, Ph.D. program with U of K

University of Maryland Professor Lee G. Mundy Dept. of Astronomy
College Park, MD 20742-2421
B.S. Astronomy M.S. and Ph.D. Astronomy
University of Massachusetts at Amherst Professor Ronald Snell Dept. of Astronomy
LGRT-B 619 E
710 N. Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003-4525
B.A. and B.S. Astronomy M.S. and Ph.D. Astronomy
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Marc Kastner Dept. of Physics
Building 6-113
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
B.S. Physics w/Astrophysics concentration Ph.D. Physics w/Astrophysics concentration
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor Professor Douglas Richstone Dept. of Astronomy
830 Dennison Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1090
B.S. Astronomy and Astrophysics M.S. and Ph.D. Astronomy
Michigan State University Professor Eugene Capriotti Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
East Lansing, MI 48824-2320
B.S. Astrophysics M.S. and Ph.D. Astrophysics
Michigan Technological University Professor Ravi Pandey Dept. of Physics
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931-1295
B.S. Physics M.S. and Ph.D. Physics
University of Minnesota Professor Leonard Kuhi Dept. of Astronomy
116 Church Street, SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
B.A. Astrophysics M.S. and Ph.D. Astrophysics
Minnesota State University, Mankato Professor Mark Pickar Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
141 Trafton Science Center N
Mankato, MN 56001
B.A. and B.S. in Astronomy M.S. Physics
University of Missouri at Columbia Professor Henry White Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
223 Physics Building UMC
Columbia, MO 65211
B.A. and B.S. Physics M.S. and Ph.D. Physics
University of Montana Professor James Jacobs Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
32 Campus Drive #1080
Missoula, MT 59812
B.A. Physics w/Astronomy option and Astronomy minor N/A
Montana State University Professor William Hiscock Dept. of Physics
264 EPS Building
P.O. Box 173840
Bozemon, MT 59717-3840
Physics major M.S. and Ph.D. Physics
University of Nebraska Professor Roger Kirby Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
116 Brace Lab
Lincoln, NE 68588-0111
B.S. Physics w/Astronomy track M.S. and Ph.D. Physics
University of New Mexico Professor Bernd Bassalleck Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
800 Yale Blvd.
Albuquerque, NM 87131
B.A. and B.S. Astrophysics M.S. and Ph.D. Physics
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Tech Professor Ken Minschwaner Dept. of Physics
333 Workman Center
801 Leroy Place
Socorro, NM 87801
B.S. Physics w/Astrophysics option Ph.D. Astrophysics
New Mexico State University Professor Rene Walterbos Dept. of Astronomy
1320 Frenger Mall
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001
Astronomy minor M.S. and Ph.D. Astronomy
SUNY at Stony Brook Professor Paul Grannis Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3800
B.S. Physics M.S. and Ph.D. Physics
University of North Carolina Professor Bruce Carney Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
Phillips Hall CB#3255
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3255
B.A. Physics w/Astronomy concentration M.S. and Ph.D. Astronomy and Astrophysics
Northwestern University Professor David Meyer Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208-3112
B.S. Physics w/Astronomy concentration Ph.D. Astronomy
Ohio State University Professor Patrick Osmer Dept. of Astronomy
4055 McPherson Lab
140 W. 18th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210-1173
B.S. Astronomy M.S. and Ph.D. Astronomy
Ohio University Professor Louis Wright Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
Clippinger Lab 251B
Athens, OH 45701-2979
B.S. Astrophysics M.A., M.S. and Ph.D. Astrophysics
University of Oklahoma Professor Ryan Doezema Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
Norman, OK 73019-0225
B.S. Astrophysics and Astronomy Ph.D. Astrophysics
Oklahoma State University Professor James Wicksted Dept. of Physics
145 Physical Sciences
Stillwater, OK 74078-3072
B.S. Physics M.S. and Ph.D. Physics
Penn State University Professor Lawrence Ramsey Dept. of Astronomy & Astrophysics
525 Davey Lab
University Park, PA 16802
B.S. Astronomy and Astrophysics Ph.D. Astrophysics
University of Pennsylvania Professor Tom Lubensky Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
209 S. 33rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6396
B.S. Physics w/Astronomy concentration M.S. and Ph.D. Astronomy
University of Pittsburgh Professor David Jasnow Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
3941 O'Hara Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
B.A. and B.S. Astronomy M.S. and Ph.D. Physics w/Astronomy concentration
Pomona College Professor Alma Zook Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
610 N. College Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711
B.A. Physics w/Astronomy option N/A
Princeton University Professor Scott Tremaine Dept. of Astrophysical Sciences
Peyton Hall-Ivy Lane
Princeton, NJ 08544-1001
Astrophysics major Ph.D. Astronomy
Rice University Professor F. Barry Dunning Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
6100 S. Main
Houston, TX 77005-1892
B.A. Astronomy B.S. Astrophysics M.S. and Ph.D. Astrophysics
University of Rochester Professor Arie Bodek Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
Bausch and Lomb Hall
P.O. Box 270171
600 Wilson Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14627-0171
B.A. and B.S. Astronomy M.S. and Ph.D. Astronomy
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professor G.-C. Wang Dept. of Physics
Troy, NY 12180-3590
B.S. Physics M.S. and Ph.D. Astronomy
San Diego State University Professor Paul Etzel Dept. of Astronomy
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1221
B.A. and B.S. Astronomy M.S. Astronomy
State University of New Jersey, Rutgers Professor Paul Leath Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
136 Frelinghuysen Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8019
Astrophysics major M.S. and Ph.D. Astronomy
St. Cloud State University Professor Mark Nook Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
740 4th Avenue St. MS 324
St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498
B.S. Physics N/A
City College of San Francisco Professor Lancelot Kao Dept. of Astronomy
Science Hall 400
50 Phelan Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94112
A.A. and A.S. Astronomy N/A
Stanford University Professor Vahe Petrosian Dept. of Physics
Varian Physics, Room 310
382 Via Pueblo Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-4060
B.S. Physics w/Astronomy concentration Ph.D. Physics
Swarthmore College Professor Amy Bug Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
Dupont Science Building
Swarthmore, PA 19081
B.A. Astronomy and Astrophysics N/A
University of Texas at Austin Professor D.E. Winget Dept. of Astronomy
1 University Station C1400
Austin, TX 78712-0259
B.A. Astronomy M.S. and Ph.D. Astronomy
Union College Professor Michael Vineyard Dept. of Physics
Science & Engineering Center
Schenectady, NY 19308
Physics major Physics and Astronomy minor N/A
Vanderbilt University Professor Robert Scherrer Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
1807 Station B
Nashville, TN 37235
B.S. Physics w/Astronomy and Astrophysics track Astronomy minor M.S. Astronomy Ph.D. Physics
Vassar College Professor Debra Elmegreen Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
124 Raymond Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604-0539
B.A. Astronomy N/A
Villanova University Professor George McCook Dept. of Astronomy & Astrophysics
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
B.S. Astronomy and Astrophysics N/A
University of Virginia Professor Robert Rood Dept. of Astronomy
P.O. Box 3818
Charlottesville, VA 22903-0818
Astronomy major M.S. and Ph.D. Astronomy
Virginia Tech Professor John Ficenec Dept. of Physics
Robeson Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0435
B.S. Physics w/Astronomy concentration Ph.D. Astrophysics
University of Washington Professor Bruce Balick Dept. of Astronomy
Box 351580
Seattle, WA 98195-1580
Astronomy major M.S. and Ph.D. Astronomy
Washington University in St. Louis Professor John Clark Dept. of Physics
Campus Box 1105
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
A.B. and B.S. Physics M.A. and Ph.D. Physics
Wellesley College Professor Richard French Dept. of Astronomy
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481-8203
B.A. Astronomy N/A
Wesleyan University Professor John Salzer Dept. of Astronomy
Van Vleck Observatory
Middletown, CT 06459-0123
Astronomy major M.S. Astronomy
Williams College Professor Karen Kwitter Dept. of Astronomy
32 Lab Campus Drive
Williamstown, MA 01267
B.A. Astronomy B.S. Astrophysics N/A
University of Wisconsin at Madison Professor Linda Sparke Dept. of Astronomy
475 N. Charter Street
Madison, WI 53706
Astronomy-Physics major Ph.D. Astronomy
Yale University Professor Charles Bailyn Dept. of Astronomy
P.O. Box 208101
New Haven CT 06520-8101
B.A. Astronomy B.S. Astronomy and Physics Ph.D. Astronomy
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