About the Program
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.
Students of the Planetary Science program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 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.
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- Essentials of Planetary Science
- Asteroids and Small Bodies
- Advanced Planetary Observations
- Classical Mechanics: A Computational Approach
- Physical Principles of Remote Sensing
- Planetary Atmospheres
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesPhysics Astronomy & Space Sciences View 66 other Masters in Astronomy & Space Sciences in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A $75 application fee.
- Letters of recommendation.
- A statement of objectives.
- Official TOEFL or IELTS English proficiency exam test scores.
- CV or resume
International53450 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 53450 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
National53450 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 53450 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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