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 Leicester

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Department: Physics & Astronomy
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URL: https://le.ac.uk/physics/study/research-degrees
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Country: United Kingdom
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA:
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Subject GRE Required:
Recommendations:
Faculty: 10 in planetary science fields
Students: ~90
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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

Wesleyan University

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Department: Planetary Sciences Group
Size: Medium
URL: http://www.wesleyan.edu/planetary/
State/Province: CT
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA:
General GRE Required: Yes
Subject GRE Required: Physics recommended for Astronomy
Recommendations: 3
Faculty: 10
Students: 8
Admission Percentage: 10%
Nearby Research Institutions: Yale Univ., many research Institute in CT and nearby Boston
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding: All admitted students guaranteed funding as TAs
Fall Application Deadline: 15 Feb for E&ES; 1 Mar for Astronomy
Spring Application Deadline:
Admissions URL: http://www.wesleyan.edu/planetary/Graduate.html
DPS Members: 0
Planetary Researchers:
Notes: Planetary Science students come from astronomy or earth sciences
This Page Last Modified: April 14, 2016

Vanderbilt University

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Department: Physics & Astronomy
Size: Medium
URL: http://as.vanderbilt.edu/astronomy/
State/Province: TN
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
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DPS Members: 0
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This Page Last Modified: April 14, 2016

University of Washington

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Department: Astronomy
Size: Large
URL: http://www.astro.washington.edu/
State/Province: WA
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA: 3
General GRE Required: Yes
Subject GRE Required: Physics
Recommendations: 3
Faculty: 15
Students: 30
Admission Percentage: 10-20%
Nearby Research Institutions: many tech firms, University of British Columbia, University of Victoria, Dominion Astrophysical Observatory, Pacific Northwest National Lab, Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory, Very Long Baseline Array
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding: TA, RA, and/or fellowship offered to all admitted PhD students
Fall Application Deadline: 31 Dec
Spring Application Deadline:
Admissions URL:
DPS Members: 5
Planetary Researchers:
Notes: Can also pursue a graduate certificate in astrobiology or a dual-title PhD in Astrobiology and Astronomy
This Page Last Modified: April 14, 2016

University of Toledo

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Department: Physics and Astronomy 
Size: Medium
URL: http://www.utoledo.edu/as/physast/
State/Province: OH
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
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DPS Members: 0
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This Page Last Modified: April 14, 2016

University of Texas, Austin

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Department: Astronomy Program
Size: Large
URL: https://astronomy.utexas.edu/academics/graduate-program/prospective-student-info...
State/Province: TX
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA: 3
General GRE Required: No
Subject GRE Required: No
Recommendations: 3
Faculty: 23 (plus ~24 research scientists who can supervise PhD students)
Students: 35-40
Admission Percentage: ~10%
Nearby Research Institutions: McDonald Observatory
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding: yes
Fall Application Deadline: 15 Dec
Spring Application Deadline: N/A
Admissions URL: https://gradschool.utexas.edu/admissions
DPS Members: 8
Planetary Researchers: 11
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This Page Last Modified: September 21, 2022

University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Department: Astronomy
Size: Medium
URL: http://www.astro.umass.edu/index.php
State/Province: MA
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
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DPS Members: 3
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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

University of Chicago

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Department: Geophysical Sciences
Size: Medium
URL: http://geosci.uchicago.edu/
State/Province: IL
Country: USA
Degrees Offered: Array
Minimum GPA:
General GRE Required: No
Subject GRE Required: Optional
Recommendations: 3
Faculty: 24
Students: 40
Admission Percentage: ~10%
Nearby Research Institutions:
Contact Email: [email protected]
Funding: Yes
Fall Application Deadline: 19 Dec
Spring Application Deadline:
Admissions URL: https://geosci.uchicago.edu/prospective_students/
DPS Members: 3
Planetary Researchers:
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This Page Last Modified: November 16, 2022