University of Leicester

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Department: Physics & Astronomy
Size:
URL: https://le.ac.uk/physics/study/research-degrees
State/Province:
Country: United Kingdom
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA:
General GRE Required:
Subject GRE Required:
Recommendations:
Faculty: 10 in planetary science fields
Students: ~90
Admission Percentage:
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 Idaho

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Department: Physics
Size: Medium
URL: http://www.uidaho.edu/sci/physics
State/Province: ID
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA: 3.0
General GRE Required: No
Subject GRE Required: No
Recommendations: 3
Faculty: 11 (3 planetary)
Students: 14
Admission Percentage:
Nearby Research Institutions: Washington State University
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding: TA/RA available
Fall Application Deadline: 1 Feb
Spring Application Deadline: 1 Sep
Admissions URL: http://www.uidaho.edu/admissions/graduate/graduate-programs/physics
DPS Members: 4
Planetary Researchers:
Notes: Admission deadines are for priority consideration
This Page Last Modified: September 18, 2017

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

University of Washington

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Department: Earth and Space Sciences
Size: Large
URL: http://www.ess.washington.edu/
State/Province: WA
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA: 3
General GRE Required: Yes
Subject GRE Required: No
Recommendations: 3
Faculty: 11
Students: 30
Admission Percentage:
Nearby Research Institutions: many tech firms, Univ. of British Columbia (Canada), Univ. of Victoria (Canada), Dominion Astrophys. Obs. (Canada)
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding: Applicants admitted to our PhD graduate programs are offered financial support in the form of a teaching assistantship (TA), research assistantship (RA), and/or fellowship
Fall Application Deadline: 5 Jan
Spring Application Deadline:
Admissions URL:
DPS Members: 5
Planetary Researchers:
Notes: Can earn graduate certificate in Astrobiology, or pursue a Dual-Title Ph.D in Astrobiology and ESS (http://depts.washington.edu/astrobio/drupal/)
This Page Last Modified: August 27, 2018

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:
Notes:
This Page Last Modified: May 06, 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:
Notes:
This Page Last Modified: April 13, 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 Arizona

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Department: Lunar and Planetary Laboratory
Size: Large
URL: http://www.lpl.arizona.edu
State/Province: AZ
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA: N/A
General GRE Required: No
Subject GRE Required: N/A
Recommendations: 3
Faculty: 33 tenure-track faculty + 5 non-tenure-track faculty
Students: 46
Admission Percentage: 12.2
Nearby Research Institutions: Planetary Science Institute; National Optical Astronomy Observatory; University of Arizona Depts. of Astronomy/Steward Observatory, Atmospheric Sciences, Geosciences; College of Optical Sciences; College of Engineering; Biosphere 2
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding: Up to five (5) years of financial support towards completion of the Ph.D. (GRA or GTA)
Fall Application Deadline: 9 Dec
Spring Application Deadline:
Admissions URL: https://www.lpl.arizona.edu/admissions
DPS Members: 30
Planetary Researchers: 16
Notes: Applicants should have completed an undergraduate major in a physical science such as astronomy, atmospheric sciences, chemistry, geology, mathematics, or physics. However, admission is based on the overall demonstrated capability and preparation of the applicant.
This Page Last Modified: September 13, 2022

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:
Notes:
This Page Last Modified: September 30, 2021

Florida Institute of Technology

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Department: Physics and Space Sciences
Size: Medium
URL: http://cos.fit.edu/pss/
State/Province: FLorida
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA: 3
General GRE Required: Recommended
Subject GRE Required: Physics recommended but not required
Recommendations: 3
Faculty: 17
Students: ~40
Admission Percentage: ~15%
Nearby Research Institutions: Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding: TA and RA available
Fall Application Deadline: 15 Jan
Spring Application Deadline:
Admissions URL:
DPS Members: 2
Planetary Researchers:
Notes: 3.2 GPA is recommended for PhD students
This Page Last Modified: August 24, 2018