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Graduate Program Admissions Information

The Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences has graduate degree programs in:

* All disciplines practiced in both terrestrial and planetary environments

We are now accepting applications for Fall Quarter 2025.

The application deadline is January 1, 2025. Students who wish to apply for admission to our graduate program for the 2025-2026 academic year are not required to take the GRE or submit a GRE score report as part of their application package. However, students may voluntarily submit GRE test scores and they will be reviewed as part of the holistic application consideration. The applications with GRE scores will not be given greater weight than those that do not include scores. Applications submitted before the deadline will receive full consideration.

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The UCLA Graduate Division retains the official application information and the mandatory application fee ($120 for US citizens and permanent residents; $140 for all other applicants).

The Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences Department requires the following additional information:

From the UCLA Graduate Division Online Application

  • Basic Information
  • Citizenship and Residency
  • Plans for Graduate Study
  • Academic History
  • Test Scores (GRE General Test; TOEFL scores if applicable)
  • Statement of Purpose (please upload under "supporting documents")
  • Professional Experience
  • Resume Upload (optional but beneficial)
  • Recommendations (3 letters of reference submitted electronically)

The University requires that you complete the fields under:

  • Disclosure Statement
  • Biographical Data

In addition, we require receipt of one set of official transcripts from all institutions attended since secondary school. These materials must be mailed directly to Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences:

  • Graduate Advisor
    Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences
    University of California, Los Angeles
    Box 951567
    Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567

For specific requirements regarding our programs in Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences, please visit the following web sites:

Criteria for Admission: We welcome applications from all who meet eligibility requirements for graduate-level studies. For general information regarding criteria for admission, please visit: Admission Criteria.

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Fees and Estimated Costs

All applicants are considered for financial support. In general, our admitted students are fully funded through fellowships, teaching assistantships, and/or research assistantships.