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

University of Göttingen

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Department: Solar System School
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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:
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This Page Last Modified: June 22, 2023

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
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This Page Last Modified: September 16, 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 Central Florida

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Department: Planetary Sciences Group
Size: Large
URL: http://planets.ucf.edu/
State/Province: FL
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA: 3
General GRE Required: Yes
Subject GRE Required: Physics recommended, not required
Recommendations: 3
Faculty: 9 professors, 6+ senior researchers who can advise PhD students
Students: 16
Admission Percentage: highly competitive
Nearby Research Institutions: Florida Space Institute, CREOL, NASA Kennedy Space Center
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding: Yes
Fall Application Deadline: 15 Jan
Spring Application Deadline: 01 Nov
Admissions URL: https://graduate.ucf.edu/admissions/
DPS Members: 18
Planetary Researchers: 8.5
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This Page Last Modified: August 22, 2018

Clemson University

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Department: Physics & Astronomy
Size: Medium
URL: http://www.clemson.edu/ces/physics-astro/
State/Province: SC
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA:
General GRE Required:
Subject GRE Required:
Recommendations:
Faculty:
Students:
Admission Percentage:
Nearby Research Institutions:
Contact Email:
Funding:
Fall Application Deadline:
Spring Application Deadline:
Admissions URL:
DPS Members: 1
Planetary Researchers:
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This Page Last Modified: April 13, 2016

California Institute of Technology

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Department: Geological and Planetary Sciences
Size: Large
URL: http://www.gps.caltech.edu/
State/Province: CA
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA:
General GRE Required: Yes
Subject GRE Required: Recommended
Recommendations: 3
Faculty: 12
Students: 20
Admission Percentage: 10%
Nearby Research Institutions: JPL
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding: All admitted students guaranteed funding
Fall Application Deadline: 01 Jan
Spring Application Deadline:
Admissions URL:
DPS Members: 24
Planetary Researchers:
Notes: Exoplanet research can be pursued in Planetary Sciences or Astronomy
This Page Last Modified: April 13, 2016