Graduate Program in Astrophysics

The Graduate Program in Astrophysics offers a comprehensive curriculum of advanced study and research, from the Master's to the Doctorate degree, in astronomy and astrophysics. Supported by research laboratories at the Observatoire de Paris - PSL and ENS - PSL, and by PSL’s OCAV(Origins and conditions for the appearance of life) flagship research program, as well as the C2ERES space campus. The graduate program offers a Master’s degree in which research plays a central role. Students may also choose elective courses designed to improve their transdisciplinary skills and broaden their curriculum.

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Researchers and professors
Students in Master's programs
PhD students


Sun, plasma

Planets, exoplanets

Stars and the interstellar medium

Galaxies and cosmology

Instrumental and digital engineering

Space engineering

High-energy astrophysics


A five-year track from Master’s to PhD

Upon entering the Master’s degree program, each student will define their scientific project with the graduate program's faculty and researchers. Students will have an academic advisor and will be heavily involved in research throughout the program.

Choose your Master’s degree and define your academic path

The graduate program offers the following Master’s degree:

Pursue a PhD

Doctoral research is conducted in a PSL laboratory. Training is conducted in a doctoral school. PhD tracks offer students the option of pursuing a five-year program of training and research.

Graduate program doctoral school

Graduate program laboratories

Enhance and customize your academic path: elective courses

Complementary university-wide courses

Graduate program students at both the Master’s and PhD level have access to university-wide trainings in core competencies, both introductory and advanced, designed to supplement their academic study.
Those complementary university-wide courses, available in all of PSL’s component schools, are eligible for ECTS credit.

Data Science Program

Career opportunities

Trained in and through research, PSL alumni find numerous employment opportunities in the public, private and entrepreneurial sectors as well as in the academic world.

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