University of Washington

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Department: Earth and Space Sciences
Size: Large
URL: http://www.ess.washington.edu/
State/Province: WA
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA: 3
General GRE Required: Yes
Subject GRE Required: No
Recommendations: 3
Faculty: 11
Students: 30
Admission Percentage:
Nearby Research Institutions: many tech firms, Univ. of British Columbia (Canada), Univ. of Victoria (Canada), Dominion Astrophys. Obs. (Canada)
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding: Applicants admitted to our PhD graduate programs are offered financial support in the form of a teaching assistantship (TA), research assistantship (RA), and/or fellowship
Fall Application Deadline: 5 Jan
Spring Application Deadline:
Admissions URL:
DPS Members: 5
Planetary Researchers:
Notes: Can earn graduate certificate in Astrobiology, or pursue a Dual-Title Ph.D in Astrobiology and ESS (http://depts.washington.edu/astrobio/drupal/)
This Page Last Modified: August 27, 2018

University of Washington

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Department: Astronomy
Size: Large
URL: http://www.astro.washington.edu/
State/Province: WA
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA: 3
General GRE Required: Yes
Subject GRE Required: Physics
Recommendations: 3
Faculty: 15
Students: 30
Admission Percentage: 10-20%
Nearby Research Institutions: many tech firms, University of British Columbia, University of Victoria, Dominion Astrophysical Observatory, Pacific Northwest National Lab, Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory, Very Long Baseline Array
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding: TA, RA, and/or fellowship offered to all admitted PhD students
Fall Application Deadline: 31 Dec
Spring Application Deadline:
Admissions URL:
DPS Members: 5
Planetary Researchers:
Notes: Can also pursue a graduate certificate in astrobiology or a dual-title PhD in Astrobiology and Astronomy
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University of Texas, Arlington

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Department: Physics and Astronomy
Size: Medium
URL: http://www.uta.edu/physics/main/phys_research/
State/Province: TX
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
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DPS Members: 0
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This Page Last Modified: April 14, 2016

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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Department: Earth and Planetary Sciences
Size: Large
URL: http://web.eps.utk.edu/
State/Province: TN
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA: 3
General GRE Required: Yes
Subject GRE Required: No
Recommendations: 2
Faculty: 8 planetary (21 total)
Students: 15 planetary (49 total)
Admission Percentage: 10% (in all of geology program)
Nearby Research Institutions: Oak Ridge National Lab
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding: Almost all are admitted with guaranteed funding.
Fall Application Deadline: 01 Feb
Spring Application Deadline: 15 Oct
Admissions URL: http://web.eps.utk.edu/graduate/gradapply.php
DPS Members: 5
Planetary Researchers:
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University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Department: Astronomy
Size: Medium
URL: http://www.astro.umass.edu/index.php
State/Province: MA
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
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DPS Members: 3
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University of Hawaii

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Department: Institute for Astronomy
Size: Large
URL: https://gradprog.ifa.hawaii.edu/
State/Province: HI
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA: 3.0
General GRE Required: Optional
Subject GRE Required: Optional
Recommendations: 3
Faculty: 40
Students: 39
Admission Percentage:
Nearby Research Institutions: The Mauna Kea Observatories (IRTF, CFHT, Gemini, Keck, JCMT, Subaru, SMA, UH88, and UKIRT) are located on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding: Guaranteed through RAs and TAs
Fall Application Deadline: 15 Dec
Spring Application Deadline:
Admissions URL:
DPS Members: 16
Planetary Researchers:
Notes: 2 recommendations are mandatory, 3 are preferred
This Page Last Modified: September 12, 2022

University of Colorado

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Department: Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences; Physics; Geological Sciences; Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences; Aerospace Engineering; Chemistry
Size: Large
URL: https://lasp.colorado.edu/home/science/planetary-science/
State/Province: CO
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA:
General GRE Required: Yes
Subject GRE Required: Physics required for some departments
Recommendations: 3
Faculty: 20  (7 APS, 3 Phys, 3 Geo, 1 AaOS, 5 AE, 1 Chem) 
Students: ~50 across all departments
Admission Percentage: ~20%
Nearby Research Institutions: SWRI, SSI, UCAR
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding: Yes, varies with department
Fall Application Deadline: 15 Jan
Spring Application Deadline:
Admissions URL: http://lasp.colorado.edu/planetary/departments.html
DPS Members: 20
Planetary Researchers: 33
Notes: 21 Jan deadline for international admission; for further information, see also http://www.colorado.edu/aps/ and http://www.colorado.edu/aps/prospective-students
This Page Last Modified: December 06, 2021

University of California Berkeley

Department: Earth and Planetary Science
Size: Large
URL: http://eps.berkeley.edu/
State/Province: CA
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA: 3
General GRE Required: No
Subject GRE Required: No
Recommendations: 3
Faculty: 29
Students: 65
Admission Percentage: ~5%
Nearby Research Institutions: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Lawrence Livermore National Lab
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding: In general, our admitted students are fully funded, through fellowships and grants, teaching assistant, or research assistant opportunities
Fall Application Deadline: 4 Dec
Spring Application Deadline:
Admissions URL: http://grad.berkeley.edu/admissions/apply/
DPS Members: 8
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This Page Last Modified: October 11, 2022

University of Arkansas

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Department: Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences
Size: Medium
URL: http://spacecenter.uark.edu/
State/Province: AR
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA:
General GRE Required: Recommended
Subject GRE Required: No
Recommendations: 2
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Contact Email: [email protected]
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Fall Application Deadline: 15 Jan
Spring Application Deadline: 30 Sep
Admissions URL:
DPS Members: 0
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This Page Last Modified: March 27, 2018

University of Arizona

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Department: Lunar and Planetary Laboratory
Size: Large
URL: http://www.lpl.arizona.edu
State/Province: AZ
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA: N/A
General GRE Required: No
Subject GRE Required: N/A
Recommendations: 3
Faculty: 33 tenure-track faculty + 5 non-tenure-track faculty
Students: 46
Admission Percentage: 12.2
Nearby Research Institutions: Planetary Science Institute; National Optical Astronomy Observatory; University of Arizona Depts. of Astronomy/Steward Observatory, Atmospheric Sciences, Geosciences; College of Optical Sciences; College of Engineering; Biosphere 2
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding: Up to five (5) years of financial support towards completion of the Ph.D. (GRA or GTA)
Fall Application Deadline: 9 Dec
Spring Application Deadline:
Admissions URL: https://www.lpl.arizona.edu/admissions
DPS Members: 30
Planetary Researchers: 16
Notes: Applicants should have completed an undergraduate major in a physical science such as astronomy, atmospheric sciences, chemistry, geology, mathematics, or physics. However, admission is based on the overall demonstrated capability and preparation of the applicant.
This Page Last Modified: September 13, 2022