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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University of Leicester

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Department: Physics & Astronomy
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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

University of Göttingen

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Department: Solar System School
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URL: http://www.mps.mpg.de/solar-system-school
State/Province:
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
Planetary Researchers:
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This Page Last Modified: June 22, 2023

University of Washington

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Department: Earth and Space Sciences
Size: Large
URL: http://www.ess.washington.edu/
State/Province: WA
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA: 3
General GRE Required: Yes
Subject GRE Required: No
Recommendations: 3
Faculty: 11
Students: 30
Admission Percentage:
Nearby Research Institutions: many tech firms, Univ. of British Columbia (Canada), Univ. of Victoria (Canada), Dominion Astrophys. Obs. (Canada)
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding: Applicants admitted to our PhD graduate programs are offered financial support in the form of a teaching assistantship (TA), research assistantship (RA), and/or fellowship
Fall Application Deadline: 5 Jan
Spring Application Deadline:
Admissions URL:
DPS Members: 5
Planetary Researchers:
Notes: Can earn graduate certificate in Astrobiology, or pursue a Dual-Title Ph.D in Astrobiology and ESS (http://depts.washington.edu/astrobio/drupal/)
This Page Last Modified: August 27, 2018

University of Texas, San Antonio/Southwest Research Institute

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Department: Astronomy/Space Science
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 Feb
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
This Page Last Modified: October 19, 2021

University of Texas, Arlington

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Department: Physics and Astronomy
Size: Medium
URL: http://www.uta.edu/physics/main/phys_research/
State/Province: TX
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
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DPS Members: 0
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University of Minnesota

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Department: School of Physics and Astronomy
Size: Medium
URL: http://www.physics.umn.edu/
State/Province: MN
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
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DPS Members: 2
Planetary Researchers: 10
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This Page Last Modified: April 13, 2016

University of Michigan

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Department: Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences
Size: Large
URL: http://aoss.engin.umich.edu/
State/Province: MIssouri
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA: 3.2
General GRE Required: Yes
Subject GRE Required: Subject tests recommended
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Funding: All PhD students are fully supported by faculty research and/or fellowships.
Fall Application Deadline: 15 Dec
Spring Application Deadline:
Admissions URL:
DPS Members: 8
Planetary Researchers: 17
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This Page Last Modified: April 13, 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
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This Page Last Modified: September 16, 2022