Prof. Roger Buick elected as a Fellow of the Geological Society of America (GSA)!

Prof. Roger Buick elected as a Fellow of the Geological Society of America (GSA)!

Professor Roger Buick has been elected as a Fellow of the Geological Society of America (GSA). GSA Fellowships recognize a...
UWAB 2018 Fall Newsletter

UWAB 2018 Fall Newsletter

This year the UW Astrobiology Program has continued to advance the search for life in the Universe through both our research and our science leadership.
The Spring 2019 Astrobiology Colloquium schedule has arrived!

The Spring 2019 Astrobiology Colloquium schedule has arrived!

The UWAB Program's Spring 2019 Colloquium Series schedule has been posted! It can be found here.
VPL Awarded 5 years of NASA Funding

VPL Awarded 5 years of NASA Funding

NASA awarded $11M to continue the work of the UW’s Virtual Planetary Laboratory (VPL) for the next 5 years (an...
UWAB Admissions Application Deadline Extended

UWAB Admissions Application Deadline Extended

We have extended our admissions application deadline to January 31st, 2019! 




Welcome to the University of Washington Astrobiology Program!

Over the past 20 years our program has trained the next generation of astrobiologists and made significant advances in understanding how to search for life beyond the Earth. Our program offers a rigorous, interdisciplinary dual-title PhD in a home department and Astrobiology, as well as a graduate certificate in Astrobiology. Our alumni have gone on to exciting careers at universities, government labs and elsewhere. Below we showcase the achievements of students, faculty and alumni, and on other pages you can learn about how to apply to our graduate program, learn more about our research and outreach activities, and find out the latest on our colloquium series and public events.