New Planetary Science Graduate Program at UCLA

The UCLA Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences is happy to announce the initiation of a new graduate degree program in planetary science to add to its three existing graduate degree programs in Geology, Geochemistry, and Geophysics and Space Physics. UCLA has had a world-class research program in the field of planetary science for many years, and the department currently has eighteen faculty members who are actively engaged in planetary research on a full-time or part-time basis. The new degree program will focus on training the next generation of planetary scientists by providing a curriculum of graduate-level courses as well as opportunities to conduct research at the forefront of knowledge in the field. Applications are now being accepted for new M.S. and Ph.D. students for the 2022–2023 academic year. Financial support is available through merit-based and competitive fellowship awards, research assistantships, and teaching assistantships that provide stipends in varying amounts and may include tuition, fees, and nonresident supplemental tuition.

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