Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Department: 
Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
Fields Studied: 
Astrobiology, Atmospheres, Exoplanets, Geophysics, Hydrodynamics, Instrumentation, Planetary Dynamics, Planetary Evolution, Rings, Small Bodies
State/Province: 
MA
Country: 
USA
Degrees Offered: 
MS, PhD
Minimum GPA: 
General GRE Required: 
Yes
Subject GRE Required: 
Physics or Chemistry
Recommendations: 
3
Faculty: 
10 specifically in planetary science, 38 total
Students: 
9 of 140 in planetary science
Admission Percentage: 
15–20%
Nearby Research Institutions: 
Harvard, Tufts, Boston Univiversity, Boston College, among many others
Funding: 
PhD students are guaranteed funding, masters students are not
Fall Application Deadline: 
05 Jan
Spring Application Deadline: 
05 Nov
Notes: 
Our department is very interdisciplinary, with researchers in all areas of geophysical sciences. We actively foster communication among the various research groups.
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September 18, 2017