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Planetary Science

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

12 months
Duration
53450 USD/year
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About

The Planetary Science program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) offers students the opportunity to explore the solar system and beyond by examining the physical and chemical processes that shape the surfaces and interiors of planets and small bodies.

Overview

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.

Programme Structure

Research areas:

  • Essentials of Planetary Science
  • Asteroids and Small Bodies
  • Advanced Planetary Observations
  • Classical Mechanics: A Computational Approach
  • Physical Principles of Remote Sensing
  • Planetary Atmospheres

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
90

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
90

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A $75 application fee.
  • Letters of recommendation.
  • A statement of objectives.
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS English proficiency exam test scores.
  • Transcripts.
  • CV or resume

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    53450 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 53450 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    53450 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 53450 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Cambridge

1814 - 3756 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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