Post-Baccalaureate Program

Please note:  We are no longer accepting applications for the post-baccalaureate program.  Going forward, we do not plan to continue this program and we are instead participating in the new University-wide Pre-doctoral Fellowship Initiative, which has similar aims. Apply for the pre-doc opportunity through our normal application process, as described here: 

https://web.astro.princeton.edu/academic/graduate-program/graduate-admission 

Princeton University Post-Baccalaureate Program in Astrophysics

Post Baccalaureates 2017-2018

2018 Post-Baccalaureate Presenters

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.