University of Chicago

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Department: Geophysical Sciences
Size: Medium
URL: http://geosci.uchicago.edu/
State/Province: IL
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA:
General GRE Required: No
Subject GRE Required: Optional
Recommendations: 3
Faculty: 24
Students: 40
Admission Percentage: ~10%
Nearby Research Institutions:
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding: Yes
Fall Application Deadline: 19 Dec
Spring Application Deadline:
Admissions URL: https://geosci.uchicago.edu/prospective_students/
DPS Members: 3
Planetary Researchers:
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This Page Last Modified: November 16, 2022

University of Central Florida

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Department: Planetary Sciences Group
Size: Large
URL: http://planets.ucf.edu/
State/Province: FL
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA: 3
General GRE Required: Yes
Subject GRE Required: Physics recommended, not required
Recommendations: 3
Faculty: 9 professors, 6+ senior researchers who can advise PhD students
Students: 16
Admission Percentage: highly competitive
Nearby Research Institutions: Florida Space Institute, CREOL, NASA Kennedy Space Center
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding: Yes
Fall Application Deadline: 15 Jan
Spring Application Deadline: 01 Nov
Admissions URL: https://graduate.ucf.edu/admissions/
DPS Members: 18
Planetary Researchers: 8.5
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This Page Last Modified: August 22, 2018

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

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

Clemson University

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Department: Physics & Astronomy
Size: Medium
URL: http://www.clemson.edu/ces/physics-astro/
State/Province: SC
Country: USA
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 13, 2016

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