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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University of Texas, San Antonio/Southwest Research Institute

Department: Physics & Astronomy
Size: Large
URL: http://grad.space.swri.edu
State/Province: TX
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA: 3
General GRE Required: No
Subject GRE Required: Physics (Recommended)
Recommendations: 2
Faculty: 19
Students: 25
Admission Percentage: 50%
Nearby Research Institutions: UT Austin, UT Dallas, UT Arlington, UT Houston, Texas A&M, Rice
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding: RA funding available for most PhD students
Fall Application Deadline: 1 Jan
Spring Application Deadline: 1 Sep
Admissions URL: https://graduateschool.utsa.edu/admissions/
DPS Members: 6
Planetary Researchers: 10
Notes: Minumum GPA calculated from last 60 credit hours
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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:
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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
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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

SETI Institute

Department/Program: Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates
URL: https://www.seti.org/seti-educators/reu
State/Province: CA
Country: USA
Contact Email: [email protected]
Application Deadline: 1 Feb
Notes:

Northern Arizona University

Department/Program: Astronomy & Planetary Science
URL: http://www.astro.nau.edu/~reu/
State/Province: AZ
Country: USA
Contact Email: [email protected]
Application Deadline: 1 Feb
Notes: See https://nau.edu/astronomy-and-planetary-science for department details

York University

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Department: Earth and Space Science and Engineering; Physics and Astronomy
Size: Medium
URL: http://esse.lassonde.yorku.ca/
State/Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA: 3
General GRE Required: No
Subject GRE Required: No
Recommendations:
Faculty: ~40 total
Students: ~100
Admission Percentage:
Nearby Research Institutions: Centre for Research in Earth and Space Science (CRESS)
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding: All accepted students are funded through TA and RA with the balance between the two depending on the supervisor.
Fall Application Deadline: 13 Jan
Spring Application Deadline:
Admissions URL: https://ess.gradstudies.yorku.ca/
DPS Members: 2
Planetary Researchers:
Notes: Contact admissions for spring application; see also https://www.physics.yorku.ca/overview-of-graduate-program/ for more information
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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