Johns Hopkins University

Department: Earth and Planetary Sciences
Size: Medium
URL: http://eps.jhu.edu/
State/Province: MD
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA:
General GRE Required: No
Subject GRE Required: None
Recommendations: 3
Faculty: 14 (4 in planetary science)
Students:
Admission Percentage:
Nearby Research Institutions: Applied Physics Lab, Carnegie Institute of Science, NASA Goddard, Space Telescope Science Institute (located on JHU’s campus)
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding: Funding is guaranteed for 4 years. After that time, funding is still likely given satisfactory progress. If you have questions or concerns on this matter, please contact faculty you are considering as potential supervisors.
Fall Application Deadline: 1 Dec
Spring Application Deadline:
Admissions URL: http://eps.jhu.edu/graduate/admissions/
DPS Members: 24
Planetary Researchers:
Notes: Info on current graduate students can be found here: http://eps.jhu.edu/people/graduate-students/ Co-supervision of graduate research projects by scientists at Applied Physics Lab also possible.
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Yale University

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Department: Earth and Planetary Sciences
Size: Medium
URL: https://earth.yale.edu/academics/graduate-program
State/Province: CT
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA:
General GRE Required: Optional
Subject GRE Required: None
Recommendations: 3
Faculty: ~20
Students: ~50
Admission Percentage:
Nearby Research Institutions:
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding: TA, RA, or fellowship offered to all admitted students
Fall Application Deadline: 2 Jan
Spring Application Deadline:
Admissions URL: https://gsas.yale.edu/admission
DPS Members:
Planetary Researchers:
Notes:
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University of Texas, Austin

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Department: Geological Sciences
Size: Medium
URL: https://www.jsg.utexas.edu/education/graduate/
State/Province: TX
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA: 3.0
General GRE Required: No
Subject GRE Required: None
Recommendations: 3
Faculty: 54 faculty, 90 research scientists
Students: ~400 graduate and undergraduate students
Admission Percentage:
Nearby Research Institutions: Institute for Geophysics, Center for Planetary Systems Habitability, McDonald Observatory, Texas Advanced Computing Center, Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding: yes, https://www.jsg.utexas.edu/education/graduate/financial-support/
Fall Application Deadline: 1 Dec
Spring Application Deadline:
Admissions URL: https://www.jsg.utexas.edu/education/graduate/admissions
DPS Members:
Planetary Researchers:
Notes: Deadline above for fellowship consideration; 1 Jan is final fall deadline
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Stanford University

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Department: Planetary Science Program
Size: Medium
URL: https://earth.stanford.edu/planetary-science
State/Province: California
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA: Varies
General GRE Required:
Subject GRE Required:
Recommendations: Varies
Faculty: 69
Students: Varies
Admission Percentage: Varies
Nearby Research Institutions: NASA Ames Research Center, SLAC National Accelerator Lab, Stanford Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, SETI Institute
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding: Varies
Fall Application Deadline: Varies
Spring Application Deadline:
Admissions URL: https://earth.stanford.edu/academics/graduate-programs
DPS Members:
Planetary Researchers:
Notes: This program spans several departments; see department links on Admissions URL link to get admissions specifics
This Page Last Modified: October 27, 2020

University of California Riverside

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Department: Earth and Planetary Sciences
Size: Medium
URL: https://epsci.ucr.edu/
State/Province: CA
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA: 3.0
General GRE Required: No
Subject GRE Required: None
Recommendations: 3
Faculty: 22
Students: 40
Admission Percentage: 25%
Nearby Research Institutions:
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding: The majority of students accepted for graduate work in our department receive multi-year financial support in the form of a fellowship, a teaching assistantship, or a research assistantship
Fall Application Deadline: 1 Dec
Spring Application Deadline:
Admissions URL: https://epsci.ucr.edu/grad_programs
DPS Members:
Planetary Researchers:
Notes:
This Page Last Modified: November 23, 2020

Michigan State University

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Department: Earth and Environmental Sciences
Size: Medium
URL: https://ees.natsci.msu.edu/
State/Province: MI
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA:
General GRE Required: Yes
Subject GRE Required: None
Recommendations: 3
Faculty: 17
Students: 41
Admission Percentage:
Nearby Research Institutions:
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding:
Fall Application Deadline: 31 Dec
Spring Application Deadline:
Admissions URL: https://ees.natsci.msu.edu/academics/graduate/application/
DPS Members: 1
Planetary Researchers: 9
Notes:
This Page Last Modified: September 09, 2019

University of California Davis

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Department: Earth and Planetary Sciences
Size: Medium
URL: https://eps.ucdavis.edu
State/Province: CA
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA: 3.0
General GRE Required: No
Subject GRE Required: None
Recommendations: 3
Faculty: ~21
Students: ~60
Admission Percentage: 20–25%
Nearby Research Institutions: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, NASA Ames, UC Berkeley
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding: 5 years for PhD students and 2 years for MS students. Mix of RA and TA funding.
Fall Application Deadline: 5 Jan
Spring Application Deadline:
Admissions URL: https://eps.ucdavis.edu/students/grad/apply
DPS Members: 1
Planetary Researchers: 4
Notes:
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University of California Santa Cruz

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Department: Astronomy and Astrophysics
Size: Medium
URL: https://www.astro.ucsc.edu/index.html
State/Province: CA
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA:
General GRE Required:
Subject GRE Required:
Recommendations:
Faculty: 16 (3 planetary)
Students: 40
Admission Percentage:
Nearby Research Institutions:
Contact Email:
Funding:
Fall Application Deadline:
Spring Application Deadline:
Admissions URL:
DPS Members: 3
Planetary Researchers: 3
Notes:
This Page Last Modified: September 13, 2018

Brigham Young University, Provo

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Department: Physics and Astronomy
Size: Medium
URL: https://www.physics.byu.edu/
State/Province: UT
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA: 3.0
General GRE Required: Yes
Subject GRE Required: Physics, may be waived for MS degree—contact department for details
Recommendations: 3
Faculty: 4 planetary astronomy (32 Total)
Students: 4 planetary (50 total)
Admission Percentage: 40% (entire program)
Nearby Research Institutions:
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding: Guaranteed TA funding
Fall Application Deadline: 15 Jan
Spring Application Deadline:
Admissions URL: https://www.physics.byu.edu/graduate/apply
DPS Members:
Planetary Researchers: 3
Notes: BYU welcomes students of all faith. Each student that attends BYU agrees to abide by the honor code and the dress and grooming standards. These expectations can be found at the admissions URL address and prospective applicants should read these requirements when considering whether or not to apply to BYU.
This Page Last Modified: November 19, 2020

York University

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Department: Earth and Space Science and Engineering; Physics and Astronomy
Size: Medium
URL: http://esse.lassonde.yorku.ca/
State/Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA: 3
General GRE Required: No
Subject GRE Required: No
Recommendations:
Faculty: ~40 total
Students: ~100
Admission Percentage:
Nearby Research Institutions: Centre for Research in Earth and Space Science (CRESS)
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding: All accepted students are funded through TA and RA with the balance between the two depending on the supervisor.
Fall Application Deadline: 13 Jan
Spring Application Deadline:
Admissions URL: https://ess.gradstudies.yorku.ca/
DPS Members: 2
Planetary Researchers:
Notes: Contact admissions for spring application; see also https://www.physics.yorku.ca/overview-of-graduate-program/ for more information
This Page Last Modified: November 19, 2020