Curtin University

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Department: School of Earth & Planetary Sciences (Space Science & Technology Centre)
Size: Medium
URL: https://sstc.curtin.edu.au/
State/Province: Western Australia
Country: Australia
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA:
General GRE Required: No
Subject GRE Required: None
Recommendations: 2
Faculty: 77 (15 Planetary)
Students: 100 (15 Planetary)
Admission Percentage:
Nearby Research Institutions: CSIRO, ICRAR, Pawsey Supercomputing Centre
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding:
Fall Application Deadline: see Notes
Spring Application Deadline: see Notes
Admissions URL: https://apply.curtin.edu.au/
DPS Members:
Planetary Researchers:
Notes: Applications are taken at any time of year, but the application for scholarships is the end of July for a start in February (Southern Hemisphere school year runs from February to November). The minimum academic requirements include a year of research experience (in the form of a Bachelor’s thesis, an MSci, or an Honours degree) as well as a minimum academic grade point.
This Page Last Modified: February 27, 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:
This Page Last Modified: September 12, 2022

Northern Arizona University

Department/Program: Astronomy & Planetary Science
URL: http://www.astro.nau.edu/~reu/
State/Province: AZ
Country: USA
Contact Email: [email protected]
Application Deadline: 1 Feb
Notes: See https://nau.edu/astronomy-and-planetary-science for department details

University of Göttingen

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Department: Solar System School
Size:
URL: http://www.mps.mpg.de/solar-system-school
State/Province:
Country: Germany
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA:
General GRE Required: Optional
Subject GRE Required: Physics (Recommended)
Recommendations: 2 or more
Faculty: 13
Students: 30–40
Admission Percentage:
Nearby Research Institutions: Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding: Fully funded PhD positions for three years
Fall Application Deadline: 1 Oct
Spring Application Deadline:
Admissions URL: http://www.mps.mpg.de/phd/application
DPS Members: 0
Planetary Researchers:
Notes:
This Page Last Modified: June 22, 2023

Wesleyan University

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Department: Planetary Sciences Group
Size: Medium
URL: http://www.wesleyan.edu/planetary/
State/Province: CT
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA:
General GRE Required: Yes
Subject GRE Required: Physics recommended for Astronomy
Recommendations: 3
Faculty: 10
Students: 8
Admission Percentage: 10%
Nearby Research Institutions: Yale Univ., many research Institute in CT and nearby Boston
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding: All admitted students guaranteed funding as TAs
Fall Application Deadline: 15 Feb for E&ES; 1 Mar for Astronomy
Spring Application Deadline:
Admissions URL: http://www.wesleyan.edu/planetary/Graduate.html
DPS Members: 0
Planetary Researchers:
Notes: Planetary Science students come from astronomy or earth sciences
This Page Last Modified: April 14, 2016

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 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:
Notes:
This Page Last Modified: May 06, 2016

University of Hawaii

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Department: Institute of Geophysics and Planetology
Size: Large
URL: http://www.higp.hawaii.edu/
State/Province: HI
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA: 3
General GRE Required: Yes
Subject GRE Required: No
Recommendations: 3
Faculty: 42 (16 with planetary focus)
Students: 18 (~9 with planetary focus)
Admission Percentage: ~15–20%
Nearby Research Institutions: University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding: Most students funded on research assistantships, rest on teaching assistantships
Fall Application Deadline: 15 Jan
Spring Application Deadline: 15 Aug
Admissions URL:
DPS Members: 16
Planetary Researchers:
Notes:
This Page Last Modified: April 13, 2016