Johns Hopkins University

Department: Earth and Planetary Sciences
Size: Medium
URL: http://eps.jhu.edu/
State/Province: MD
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA:
General GRE Required: No
Subject GRE Required: None
Recommendations: 3
Faculty: 14 (4 in planetary science)
Students:
Admission Percentage:
Nearby Research Institutions: Applied Physics Lab, Carnegie Institute of Science, NASA Goddard, Space Telescope Science Institute (located on JHU’s campus)
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding: Funding is guaranteed for 4 years. After that time, funding is still likely given satisfactory progress. If you have questions or concerns on this matter, please contact faculty you are considering as potential supervisors.
Fall Application Deadline: 1 Dec
Spring Application Deadline:
Admissions URL: http://eps.jhu.edu/graduate/admissions/
DPS Members: 24
Planetary Researchers:
Notes: Info on current graduate students can be found here: http://eps.jhu.edu/people/graduate-students/ Co-supervision of graduate research projects by scientists at Applied Physics Lab also possible.
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Yale University

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Department: Earth and Planetary Sciences
Size: Medium
URL: https://earth.yale.edu/academics/graduate-program
State/Province: CT
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA:
General GRE Required: Optional
Subject GRE Required: None
Recommendations: 3
Faculty: ~20
Students: ~50
Admission Percentage:
Nearby Research Institutions:
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding: TA, RA, or fellowship offered to all admitted students
Fall Application Deadline: 2 Jan
Spring Application Deadline:
Admissions URL: https://gsas.yale.edu/admission
DPS Members:
Planetary Researchers:
Notes:
This Page Last Modified: October 13, 2022

University of Texas, Austin

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Department: Geological Sciences
Size: Medium
URL: https://www.jsg.utexas.edu/education/graduate/
State/Province: TX
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA: 3.0
General GRE Required: No
Subject GRE Required: None
Recommendations: 3
Faculty: 54 faculty, 90 research scientists
Students: ~400 graduate and undergraduate students
Admission Percentage:
Nearby Research Institutions: Institute for Geophysics, Center for Planetary Systems Habitability, McDonald Observatory, Texas Advanced Computing Center, Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding: yes, https://www.jsg.utexas.edu/education/graduate/financial-support/
Fall Application Deadline: 1 Dec
Spring Application Deadline:
Admissions URL: https://www.jsg.utexas.edu/education/graduate/admissions
DPS Members:
Planetary Researchers:
Notes: Deadline above for fellowship consideration; 1 Jan is final fall deadline
This Page Last Modified: May 28, 2021

Stanford University

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Department: Planetary Science Program
Size: Medium
URL: https://earth.stanford.edu/planetary-science
State/Province: California
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA: Varies
General GRE Required:
Subject GRE Required:
Recommendations: Varies
Faculty: 69
Students: Varies
Admission Percentage: Varies
Nearby Research Institutions: NASA Ames Research Center, SLAC National Accelerator Lab, Stanford Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, SETI Institute
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding: Varies
Fall Application Deadline: Varies
Spring Application Deadline:
Admissions URL: https://earth.stanford.edu/academics/graduate-programs
DPS Members:
Planetary Researchers:
Notes: This program spans several departments; see department links on Admissions URL link to get admissions specifics
This Page Last Modified: October 27, 2020

University of California Riverside

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Department: Earth and Planetary Sciences
Size: Medium
URL: https://epsci.ucr.edu/
State/Province: CA
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA: 3.0
General GRE Required: No
Subject GRE Required: None
Recommendations: 3
Faculty: 22
Students: 40
Admission Percentage: 25%
Nearby Research Institutions:
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding: The majority of students accepted for graduate work in our department receive multi-year financial support in the form of a fellowship, a teaching assistantship, or a research assistantship
Fall Application Deadline: 1 Dec
Spring Application Deadline:
Admissions URL: https://epsci.ucr.edu/grad_programs
DPS Members:
Planetary Researchers:
Notes:
This Page Last Modified: November 23, 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

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

Washington University in St Louis

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Department: Earth and Planetary Sciences
Size: Medium
URL: http://eps.wustl.edu
State/Province: MO
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA:
General GRE Required: Yes
Subject GRE Required: None
Recommendations: 3
Faculty: 20 teaching (tenured/tenure track) faculty, 4 research faculty
Students: 30
Admission Percentage: 20%
Nearby Research Institutions: Saint Louis University, University of Missouri St. Louis, Southern Illinois University (Edwardsville), Missouri University of Science and Technology, University of Missouri Columbia
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding: Students accepted for graduate work in the Earth and Planetary Sciences receive financial support in the form of a fellowship, a mentored teaching experience, or a research assistantship, plus full tuition scholarships for doctoral students
Fall Application Deadline: 1 Jan
Spring Application Deadline: N/A
Admissions URL: http://eps.wustl.edu/graduate
DPS Members: 3
Planetary Researchers:
Notes:
This Page Last Modified: September 18, 2017