Please note: We are no longer accepting applications for the post-baccalaureate program.
Princeton University Post-Baccalaureate Program in Astrophysics
The Department of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University offered a two year post-baccalaureate program to strengthen the preparation of students from underrepresented groups who want to pursue a PhD in astrophysics or a related ﬁeld at a US graduate school. Post-baccalaureate students were paired with mentors to work on original research projects in astrophysics. Some students also took courses in physics, astrophysics, mathematics, and computing. Many of the students who completed this program have gone on to excellent PhD programs and some have even been recognized with national fellowships.
Our Department still home to several post-baccalaureate students. However, going forward, we do not plan to continue this program and are instead participating in the new University-wide Pre-doctoral Fellowship Initiative, which has similar aims.