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 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

The Australian National University

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Department: Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics
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URL: http://www.mso.anu.edu.au/PSI/Welcome.html
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Country: Australia
Degrees Offered: Array
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DPS Members: 0
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This Page Last Modified: April 13, 2016

Northern Arizona University

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Department: Astronomy & Planetary Science
Size: Medium
URL: https://nau.edu/astronomy-and-planetary-science
State/Province: AZ
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA: 3.0
General GRE Required: No
Subject GRE Required: None
Recommendations: 3
Faculty: 11
Students: 27
Admission Percentage: ~10%
Nearby Research Institutions: Lowell Observatory, USGS/Astrogeology
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding: GTA and GRA positions
Fall Application Deadline: 1 Jan
Spring Application Deadline:
Admissions URL: https://nau.edu/astronomy-and-planetary-science/phd-astronomy-planetary-science/
DPS Members:
Planetary Researchers: 12
Notes: For admissions deadline: 1 Jan, final deadline; 1 Dec, priority deadline and fee waiver (some restrictions); See department web pages for more information
This Page Last Modified: November 20, 2020

New Mexico State University

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Department: Astronomy
Size: Medium
URL: https://astro.nmsu.edu/
State/Province: NM
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA: 3.0
General GRE Required: No
Subject GRE Required: None
Recommendations: 3
Faculty: 11 and 2–3 research faculty
Students: ~30
Admission Percentage: 5–10%
Nearby Research Institutions: NM Institute of Mining and Tech., VLA Radio Array, National Solar Obs., Apache Point Obs., Univ. of New Mexico, Air Force Res. Lab, Los Alamos Nat'l Lab, Sandia Nat'l Lab, Univ. of TX El Paso
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding: All admitted students guaranteed funding for 5 years
Fall Application Deadline: 15 Jan
Spring Application Deadline:
Admissions URL: https://astro.nmsu.edu/graduate/graduate_admissions.html
DPS Members: 3
Planetary Researchers:
Notes: Guaranteed time on ARC 3.5-meter telescope at APO; 1-meter telescope at APO; Sunspot Solar Observatory; member Sloan Digital Sky Survey
This Page Last Modified: September 13, 2022

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)
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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 Jan
Spring Application Deadline:
Admissions URL: http://eps.jhu.edu/graduate/admissions/
DPS Members: 24
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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.
This Page Last Modified: November 20, 2020

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

Arizona State University

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Department: School of Earth and Space Exploration
Size: Large
URL: http://sese.asu.edu/
State/Province: AZ
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA: 3
General GRE Required: Yes
Subject GRE Required: Physics (for astrophysics degree)
Recommendations: 3
Faculty: ~60
Students: ~125
Admission Percentage: ~20%
Nearby Research Institutions:
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding: TA or RA typically offered to all admitted students
Fall Application Deadline: 15 Dec
Spring Application Deadline: 01 Oct
Admissions URL: https://sese.asu.edu/admission/graduate-admission
DPS Members: 3
Planetary Researchers: 17
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This Page Last Modified: October 25, 2018