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Planetary Sciences 

University of Arizona

Ph.D. On Campus
24 months
Duration
20126 USD/year
20126 USD/year
11938 USD/year
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About

Upon completion of the Ph.D. program in Planetary Sciences at University of Arizona, a student will demonstrate a broad, quantitative understanding of the fundamental processes, including physical, chemical, geological, and biological, related to planetary sciences, broadly defined. 

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Overview

Skills aquired

  • demonstrate an in-depth understanding of a subfield related to planetary sciences (minor);
  • demonstrate ability to design, conduct, and document an independent research project that generates results that can be published in the peer-reviewed literature;
  • effectively evaluate the scientific literature essential to the research area and articulate how the research is related to and advances the discipline;
  • effectively communicate their research to peers and colleagues (e.g. peer-reviewed literature, national or international conferences and workshops, and seminars);
  • effectively communicate their science to a broader audience, including its basic aspects to a lay person.

The Department of Planetary Sciences offers multidisciplinary programs leading to the  Ph.D. program in Planetary Sciences at University of Arizona  with a major in planetary sciences. Areas of specialization include, but are not restricted to, the experimental, observational, and theoretical study of planetary atmospheres; the interiors of planets and planetary satellites; asteroid and cometary astronomy and physics; meteoritics; problems of plasma physics associated with cosmic rays; the solar wind and its interaction with solar system bodies; celestial dynamics; solar physics; and investigations of the formation of the solar system and other planetary systems.

Programme Structure

Planetary sciences includes, but is not limited to, 

  • the science of the Sun, 
  • planets and their moons, 
  • other Solar System objects, 
  • and objects orbiting other stars;

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

63 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
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English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • General GRE score is required; subject GRE test score is recommended but not required
  • University of Arizona/PTYS graduate application
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Official college transcript(s)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20126 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10063 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    20126 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10063 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    11938 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5969 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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