[For Internal Use]
Forms & Docs
JCA Outreach etc
Policies & Expectations for Graduate Students
The goal of the program is obviously to develop the skills & expertise
of the student such that they can become
active & internationally-renowned within the research community in
their chosen (sub)field of research,
effective teachers of the next generation.
More specifically the overall goal is to demonstrate that
the student has earnt (& deserves) the title
Dr. and/or the letters Ph.D. after their name.
Upon graduation, the new-PhD is expected (& often required)
to be able to teach "Astrophysics" at any level, and
(at research-universities) is
expected to be able to bring in sufficient research grants that
they are able to cover their 3-month
summer-salary plus one or more students and/or Post-Docs.
Below are the current
Entry Requirements for the APPH/Astro program at UMBC,
links to the Rules & Expectations Pre-PhD Candidacy
(basically those of the APPH program at UMBC),
links to the Rules & Expectations once a student becomes
a PhD Candidate,
(including some notes/links for
some notes/links useful for
However we start with
why you might want to consider UMBC in the first place....
APPH/Astro Entry Requirements