Universidad de Chile

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Department: Astronomia
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URL: http://www.das.uchile.cl
State/Province:
Country: Chile
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA:
General GRE Required: No
Subject GRE Required: No
Recommendations: 3
Faculty: 25
Students: 25–35
Admission Percentage:
Nearby Research Institutions: PUC, ESO, UDP, UNAB
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding:
Fall Application Deadline: 1 Sep
Spring Application Deadline:
Admissions URL:
DPS Members: 1
Planetary Researchers:
Notes: Fall semester starts in March; Ph.D Applications open 1 Aug and close 21 Sep; Master's applications open 1 Oct and close 3 Nov; classes and research environment in English
This Page Last Modified: September 22, 2022

Western University

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Department: Earth Science; Physics & Astronomy; Engineering; Health Sciences; Law
Size: Medium
URL: https://space.uwo.ca/
State/Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA: 3
General GRE Required: No
Subject GRE Required:
Recommendations: 3
Faculty: 65
Students: 45
Admission Percentage:
Nearby Research Institutions: The Institute for Earth and Space Exploration (Formerly CPSX)
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding: All accepted students to the regular MSc and PhD are funded through TA's and RA's
Fall Application Deadline: 24 Jan
Spring Application Deadline:
Admissions URL: https://space.uwo.ca/training/graduate_students/index.html
DPS Members: 3
Planetary Researchers: 30
Notes: Students admitted to program through host department (Physics & Astronomy, Earth Sciences) then may declare Planetary Science specialization. Engineering/geography students contact [email protected] for admission info. Contact potential supervisor(s) early to discuss projects and availability of funds.
This Page Last Modified: November 19, 2020

University of Maryland

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Department: Astronomy
Size: Large
URL: http://www.astro.umd.edu/
State/Province: MD
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA: 3
General GRE Required: Optional
Subject GRE Required: Physics (optional)
Recommendations: 3
Faculty: 15
Students: 35-40
Admission Percentage: ~5%
Nearby Research Institutions: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Johns Hopkins University, Carnegie Institution, US Naval Observatory, Space Telescope Science Institute
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding: The department provides full funding (with tuition waivers) for up to six years while students maintain adequate progress toward degree completion.
Fall Application Deadline: 15 Dec
Spring Application Deadline:
Admissions URL: https://www.astro.umd.edu/graduate/admissions.html
DPS Members: 18
Planetary Researchers: 23
Notes:
This Page Last Modified: September 16, 2022

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 California Berkeley

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Department: Astronomy
Size: Large
URL: http://astro.berkeley.edu/
State/Province: CA
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA: 3.0
General GRE Required: Yes
Subject GRE Required: Physics
Recommendations: 3
Faculty: 18
Students: 32
Admission Percentage: ~5%
Nearby Research Institutions: Space Sciences Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 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 appointments
Fall Application Deadline: 01 Dec
Spring Application Deadline:
Admissions URL: http://astro.berkeley.edu/programs/graduate-program/graduate-apply
DPS Members: 8
Planetary Researchers:
Notes:
This Page Last Modified: September 18, 2017

Rice University

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Department: Physics and Astronomy
Size: Medium
URL: http://www.physics.rice.edu/
State/Province: TX
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA:
General GRE Required: Recommended
Subject GRE Required:
Recommendations: 4
Faculty: 46
Students: 131
Admission Percentage: 27%
Nearby Research Institutions: Univ. of Houston, Houston Baptist Univ., St. Thomas Univ., Texas Southern Univ.
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding: All admitted students guaranteed funding
Fall Application Deadline: 15 Jan
Spring Application Deadline:
Admissions URL:
DPS Members: 0
Planetary Researchers:
Notes:
This Page Last Modified: April 13, 2016

New Mexico State University

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Department: Astronomy
Size: Medium
URL: https://astro.nmsu.edu/
State/Province: NM
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA: 3.0
General GRE Required: No
Subject GRE Required: None
Recommendations: 3
Faculty: 11 and 2–3 research faculty
Students: ~30
Admission Percentage: 5–10%
Nearby Research Institutions: NM Institute of Mining and Tech., VLA Radio Array, National Solar Obs., Apache Point Obs., Univ. of New Mexico, Air Force Res. Lab, Los Alamos Nat'l Lab, Sandia Nat'l Lab, Univ. of TX El Paso
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding: All admitted students guaranteed funding for 5 years
Fall Application Deadline: 15 Jan
Spring Application Deadline:
Admissions URL: https://astro.nmsu.edu/graduate/graduate_admissions.html
DPS Members: 3
Planetary Researchers:
Notes: Guaranteed time on ARC 3.5-meter telescope at APO; 1-meter telescope at APO; Sunspot Solar Observatory; member Sloan Digital Sky Survey
This Page Last Modified: September 13, 2022

Kansas University

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Department: Physics
Size: Medium
URL: http://www.physics.ku.edu/
State/Province: KS
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA:
General GRE Required:
Subject GRE Required:
Recommendations:
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Admission Percentage:
Nearby Research Institutions:
Contact Email:
Funding:
Fall Application Deadline:
Spring Application Deadline:
Admissions URL:
DPS Members: 0
Planetary Researchers:
Notes: Space physics http://www2.ku.edu/~kuspace/, Astrobiophysics http://kusmos.phsx.ku.edu/~melott/Astrobiology.htm
This Page Last Modified: April 13, 2016

Florida Institute of Technology

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Department: Physics and Space Sciences
Size: Medium
URL: http://cos.fit.edu/pss/
State/Province: FLorida
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA: 3
General GRE Required: Recommended
Subject GRE Required: Physics recommended but not required
Recommendations: 3
Faculty: 17
Students: ~40
Admission Percentage: ~15%
Nearby Research Institutions: Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding: TA and RA available
Fall Application Deadline: 15 Jan
Spring Application Deadline:
Admissions URL:
DPS Members: 2
Planetary Researchers:
Notes: 3.2 GPA is recommended for PhD students
This Page Last Modified: August 24, 2018

Cornell University

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Department: Astronomy
Size: Large
URL: https://gradschool.cornell.edu/academics/fields-of-study/field/astronomy-and-spa...
State/Province: NY
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA:
General GRE Required: No
Subject GRE Required: None
Recommendations: 3
Faculty: 15–20
Students:
Admission Percentage: a few %
Nearby Research Institutions:
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding: guaranteed through RAs, TAs, and fellowships
Fall Application Deadline: 15 Dec
Spring Application Deadline:
Admissions URL: https://gradschool.cornell.edu/admissions/
DPS Members: 19
Planetary Researchers:
Notes: The Field of Space Sciences and Astronomy draws faculty from several Cornell departments including Astronomy, Physics, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Geological Sciences, Applied Physics, Engineering etc. The majority of the faculty are housed within the Astronomy Dept.
This Page Last Modified: November 19, 2020