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

We will begin accepting applications for Fall Quarter 2020 in September 2019. The application deadline is January 1, 2020. Applications submitted before the deadline will receive full consideration. Applications submitted after the deadline may be considered on a best-effort basis.

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The UCLA Graduate Division retains the official application information and the mandatory application fee ($105 for US citizens and permanent residents; $125 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.