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Planetary Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

PPS research ranges from early Earth geology and geochemistry to predictions of future states. Using theory, telescopic observation, spacecraft data, numerical modeling, experimentation, and analysis, our students also learn about the structure, chemistry, and dynamics of planetary atmospheres, culminating in a richer understanding of solar systems, solar-system bodies, and their individual and collective evolutionary histories.

PPS students are encouraged to draw upon the expertise of EAPS faculty as well as faculty in other disciplines with planetary applications. For modeling activities, our students also have access to high-tech computing instruments at MIT and national supercomputer centers. Solid planet petrological, geochemical, and rock mechanics laboratories are available for experimental analysis of planetary materials, and new data from spacecraft and telescopic observations are received continuously. For observation and remote sensing applications, students can take advantage of the facilities and technical expertise available at numerous MIT and NASA observatories and laboratories.

Programme Structure

Using theory, telescopic observation, spacecraft data, numerical modeling, experimentation, and analysis, our students also learn about the structure, chemistry, and dynamics of planetary atmospheres, culminating in a richer understanding of solar systems, solar-system bodies, and their individual and collective evolutionary histories.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    577

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Academic Requirements

  • Submission of the online application. Qualified applicants interested in more than one department must submit separate applications to each department of interest.
  • A $75 application fee. Applications to the MIT Sloan School of Management may have application fees between $75 and $250.
  • Letters of recommendation.
  • A statement of objectives.
  • Official GRE test scores.
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS English proficiency exam test scores.
  • Transcripts.
  • CV or resume.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    51832 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51832 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    51832 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51832 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Cambridge

  • 1814 - 3760 USD/month
    Living Costs

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