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Admissions Requirements for the Graduate Major in Geophysics and Space Physics


After exploring options and choosing a specific program, follow the steps on our University’s graduate application process:

Deadlines to apply

January 1, 2017

Admission Limited to

Fall, Winter, Spring

Exams & GRE Types

GRE: General

Subject test scores are optional but desirable, preferably in Physics, although Mathematics is also acceptable.

Letters of Recommendation


UCLA-Wide Graduate Admissions Requirements

Degree-Specific Admissions Requirements

In addition to the University's minimum requirements and those listed above, all applicants are expected to submit a statement of purpose.

A bachelor's degree in geology, physics, astronomy, engineering, mathematics, or a related field is required.

Applicants must have outstanding records in the relevant basic sciences and mathematics. Qualified students may proceed directly toward the Ph.D., although most obtain the M.S. degree in the process.

Program Name

Geophysics and Space Physics
(Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences)

Leading to the degree of

M.S., Ph.D.

Major Code



3683A Geology
Box 951567
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567


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