2024-2025 Admission Requirements for the Graduate Major in Planetary Science

Admissions Requirements for the Graduate Major in Planetary Science


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

Deadlines to apply

January 1, 2024

Admission Limited to

Fall, Winter, Spring

Exams & GRE Types

GRE: Optional

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 a physical science, engineering, mathematics or other related field is required. Undergraduate students with a strong preparation in planetary science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, astronomy, engineering, geology or geochemistry are especially encouraged to apply

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

Planetary Science
(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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