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
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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 Leicester

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Department: Physics & Astronomy
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URL: https://le.ac.uk/physics/study/research-degrees
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Country: United Kingdom
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA:
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Subject GRE Required:
Recommendations:
Faculty: 10 in planetary science fields
Students: ~90
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Nearby Research Institutions: University of Nottingham, University of Birmingham, University of Warwick, University of Loughborough, University of Coventry
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding: Funding available for UK/EU students
Fall Application Deadline: 20 Jan
Spring Application Deadline:
Admissions URL: https://le.ac.uk/physics/study/research-degrees
DPS Members: 0
Planetary Researchers: 10
Notes: Although students can apply at any time, funded positions starting in October are typically decided upon in mid-March.
This Page Last Modified: November 20, 2020

University of Wales, Aberystwyth

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Department: Institute of Mathematics and Physics
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URL: http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/imaps/
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Country: United Kingdom
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DPS Members: 0
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This Page Last Modified: April 14, 2016

University of Toronto

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Department: Astronomy and Astrophysics
Size: Medium
URL: http://www.astro.utoronto.ca/
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Country: Canada
Degrees Offered: Array
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DPS Members: 1
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This Page Last Modified: April 14, 2016

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 California Santa Cruz

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Department: Earth and Planetary Sciences
Size: Large
URL: http://eps.ucsc.edu/
State/Province: CA
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA: 3.0
General GRE Required: Yes
Subject GRE Required: No
Recommendations: 3
Faculty: 20
Students: 60
Admission Percentage:
Nearby Research Institutions: NASA Ames, SETI, USGS Menlo Park
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding: Yes (In general, our admitted students are fully funded through fellowships, teaching assistantships, and/or research assitantships.) 
Fall Application Deadline: 05 Jan
Spring Application Deadline:
Admissions URL:
DPS Members: 8
Planetary Researchers: 17
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This Page Last Modified: April 13, 2016

University of California Los Angeles

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Department: Physics and Astronomy
Size: Large
URL: http://www.pa.ucla.edu
State/Province: CA
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA:
General GRE Required: Yes
Subject GRE Required: Physics
Recommendations: 3
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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: 15 Dec
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DPS Members: 15
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This Page Last Modified: April 13, 2016

University of British Columbia

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Department: Institute of Planetary Science
Size: Medium
URL: http://www.ipsubc.org
State/Province: British Columbia
Country: Canada
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA:
General GRE Required: No
Subject GRE Required: No
Recommendations: 0
Faculty: 5
Students: 7
Admission Percentage:
Nearby Research Institutions: Hertaberg Institute (NRC), University of Victoria
Contact Email:
Funding: Yes
Fall Application Deadline: 15 Jan
Spring Application Deadline:
Admissions URL: http://www.ipsubc.org/studentopps.php
DPS Members: 2
Planetary Researchers:
Notes: Honors undergraduate degree required for admission
This Page Last Modified: April 13, 2016