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
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Admissions URL: https://earth.stanford.edu/academics/graduate-programs
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Notes: This program spans several departments; see department links on Admissions URL link to get admissions specifics
This Page Last Modified: October 27, 2020

University of Göttingen

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Department: Solar System School
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URL: http://www.mps.mpg.de/solar-system-school
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Country: Germany
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA:
General GRE Required: Optional
Subject GRE Required: Physics (Recommended)
Recommendations: 2 or more
Faculty: 13
Students: 30–40
Admission Percentage:
Nearby Research Institutions: Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding: Fully funded PhD positions for three years
Fall Application Deadline: 1 Oct
Spring Application Deadline:
Admissions URL: http://www.mps.mpg.de/phd/application
DPS Members: 0
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This Page Last Modified: June 22, 2023

University of Wales, Aberystwyth

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Department: Institute of Mathematics and Physics
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URL: http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/imaps/
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Country: United Kingdom
Degrees Offered: Array
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DPS Members: 0
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This Page Last Modified: April 14, 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

Rice University

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Department: Physics and Astronomy
Size: Medium
URL: http://www.physics.rice.edu/
State/Province: TX
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA:
General GRE Required: Recommended
Subject GRE Required:
Recommendations: 4
Faculty: 46
Students: 131
Admission Percentage: 27%
Nearby Research Institutions: Univ. of Houston, Houston Baptist Univ., St. Thomas Univ., Texas Southern Univ.
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding: All admitted students guaranteed funding
Fall Application Deadline: 15 Jan
Spring Application Deadline:
Admissions URL:
DPS Members: 0
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This Page Last Modified: April 13, 2016

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

Kyung Hee University

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Department: Astronomy and Space Science
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URL: http://www.kyunghee.edu/academics03_49.php
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Country: South Korea
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DPS Members: 1
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This Page Last Modified: April 13, 2016

Institutet för rymdfysik

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Department: Swedish Institute of Space Physics
Size: Medium
URL: http://www.irfu.se/index.htm
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Country: Sweden
Degrees Offered: Array
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Contact Email: [email protected]
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DPS Members: 0
Planetary Researchers: 5.5
Notes: Secondary contact [email protected]
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