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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This Page Last Modified: May 06, 2016

University of New Hampshire

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Department: Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space
Size: Medium
URL: http://www.eos.unh.edu/resctr/ssc.shtml
State/Province: NH
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA:
General GRE Required: Yes
Subject GRE Required: Subject tests recommended
Recommendations: 3
Faculty: 50
Students: 80
Admission Percentage: 90% of students who secure an adviser are admitted; no student without adviser is admitted
Nearby Research Institutions: USGS, Boeing, AER, USDA, Hubbard Brook, Harvard Forest, Woods Hole, Harvard, MIT, Boston Univ.
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding: Students not guaranteed funding; funding provided by advisers, and no student without an adviser is admitted
Fall Application Deadline:
Spring Application Deadline:
Admissions URL:
DPS Members: 0
Planetary Researchers:
Notes: Students must provide name of faculty adviser with application; URL for ESS is http://www.unh.edu/nressphd/; contact for ESS is [email protected]
This Page Last Modified: April 13, 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:
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This Page Last Modified: April 13, 2016

University of California Los Angeles

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Department: Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences
Size: Large
URL: http://epss.ucla.edu/
State/Province: CA
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA: 3.0
General GRE Required: Yes
Subject GRE Required: Physics (Optional)
Recommendations: 3
Faculty: ~30
Students: ~90
Admission Percentage:
Nearby Research Institutions:
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding: In general, our admitted students are fully funded through fellowships, teaching assistantships, and/or research assistantships.
Fall Application Deadline: 1 Jan
Spring Application Deadline:
Admissions URL: https://grad.ucla.edu/admissions/steps-to-apply/
DPS Members: 15
Planetary Researchers: 10
Notes: The Earth, Space, and Planetary Sciences department's mission is to understand and protect our home in the universe and we believe graduate education at UCLA cannot reach its full potential without a full commitment to supporting the diverse population that thrives on our campus.
This Page Last Modified: November 23, 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
Planetary Researchers:
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This Page Last Modified: October 11, 2022

University College London

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Department: Astrophysics Group
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URL: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/star/
State/Province:
Country: United Kingdom
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA:
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Subject GRE Required:
Recommendations:
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Nearby Research Institutions:
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DPS Members: 1
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This Page Last Modified: April 13, 2016

Purdue University

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Department: Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
Size: Medium
URL: http://www.eaps.purdue.edu/research/planetary-science/index.html
State/Province: IN
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA: 3.0
General GRE Required: No
Subject GRE Required: None
Recommendations: 3
Faculty: 10
Students: 27
Admission Percentage:
Nearby Research Institutions: Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, University of Chicago, Northwestern University, Indiana University Bloomington, Albion College, Notre Dame University
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding: TA or RA typically offered to all admitted students
Fall Application Deadline: 2 Jan
Spring Application Deadline: 1 Sep
Admissions URL: http://www.purdue.edu/gradschool/prospective/gradrequirements/westlafayette/eas....
DPS Members: 4
Planetary Researchers:
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This Page Last Modified: September 30, 2021

Northern Arizona University

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Department: Astronomy & Planetary Science
Size: Medium
URL: https://nau.edu/astronomy-and-planetary-science
State/Province: AZ
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA: 3.0
General GRE Required: No
Subject GRE Required: None
Recommendations: 3
Faculty: 11
Students: 27
Admission Percentage: ~10%
Nearby Research Institutions: Lowell Observatory, USGS/Astrogeology
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding: GTA and GRA positions
Fall Application Deadline: 1 Jan
Spring Application Deadline:
Admissions URL: https://nau.edu/astronomy-and-planetary-science/phd-astronomy-planetary-science/
DPS Members:
Planetary Researchers: 12
Notes: For admissions deadline: 1 Jan, final deadline; 1 Dec, priority deadline and fee waiver (some restrictions); See department web pages for more information
This Page Last Modified: November 20, 2020

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