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

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 Santa Cruz

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Department: Astronomy and Astrophysics
Size: Medium
URL: https://www.astro.ucsc.edu/index.html
State/Province: CA
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA:
General GRE Required:
Subject GRE Required:
Recommendations:
Faculty: 16 (3 planetary)
Students: 40
Admission Percentage:
Nearby Research Institutions:
Contact Email:
Funding:
Fall Application Deadline:
Spring Application Deadline:
Admissions URL:
DPS Members: 3
Planetary Researchers: 3
Notes:
This Page Last Modified: September 13, 2018

Northwestern University

Department/Program: Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics
URL: https://sites.northwestern.edu/cierareu/
State/Province: IL
Country: USA
Contact Email: [email protected]
Application Deadline: 1 Feb
Notes:

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 Toronto

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Department: Astronomy and Astrophysics
Size: Medium
URL: http://www.astro.utoronto.ca/
State/Province:
Country: Canada
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:
Notes:
This Page Last Modified: April 14, 2016