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
This Page Last Modified: October 27, 2020

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

Brigham Young University, Provo

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Department: Physics and Astronomy
Size: Medium
URL: https://www.physics.byu.edu/
State/Province: UT
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA: 3.0
General GRE Required: Yes
Subject GRE Required: Physics, may be waived for MS degree—contact department for details
Recommendations: 3
Faculty: 4 planetary astronomy (32 Total)
Students: 4 planetary (50 total)
Admission Percentage: 40% (entire program)
Nearby Research Institutions:
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding: Guaranteed TA funding
Fall Application Deadline: 15 Jan
Spring Application Deadline:
Admissions URL: https://www.physics.byu.edu/graduate/apply
DPS Members:
Planetary Researchers: 3
Notes: BYU welcomes students of all faith. Each student that attends BYU agrees to abide by the honor code and the dress and grooming standards. These expectations can be found at the admissions URL address and prospective applicants should read these requirements when considering whether or not to apply to BYU.
This Page Last Modified: November 19, 2020

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 Maryland

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Department: Astronomy
Size: Large
URL: http://www.astro.umd.edu/
State/Province: MD
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA: 3
General GRE Required: Optional
Subject GRE Required: Physics (optional)
Recommendations: 3
Faculty: 15
Students: 35-40
Admission Percentage: ~5%
Nearby Research Institutions: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Johns Hopkins University, Carnegie Institution, US Naval Observatory, Space Telescope Science Institute
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding: The department provides full funding (with tuition waivers) for up to six years while students maintain adequate progress toward degree completion.
Fall Application Deadline: 15 Dec
Spring Application Deadline:
Admissions URL: https://www.astro.umd.edu/graduate/admissions.html
DPS Members: 18
Planetary Researchers: 23
Notes:
This Page Last Modified: September 16, 2022

University of Hawaii

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Department: Institute for Astronomy
Size: Large
URL: https://gradprog.ifa.hawaii.edu/
State/Province: HI
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA: 3.0
General GRE Required: Optional
Subject GRE Required: Optional
Recommendations: 3
Faculty: 40
Students: 39
Admission Percentage:
Nearby Research Institutions: The Mauna Kea Observatories (IRTF, CFHT, Gemini, Keck, JCMT, Subaru, SMA, UH88, and UKIRT) are located on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding: Guaranteed through RAs and TAs
Fall Application Deadline: 15 Dec
Spring Application Deadline:
Admissions URL:
DPS Members: 16
Planetary Researchers:
Notes: 2 recommendations are mandatory, 3 are preferred
This Page Last Modified: September 12, 2022

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

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