New Graduate Degree Program in Planetary Science

Posted on Sept. 21, 2021

EPSS is happy to announce the initiation of a new graduate degree program in Planetary Science to add to the three existing EPSS graduate degree programs in Geology, Geochemistry, and Geophysics and Space Physics.  UCLA has had a world-class research program in the field of Planetary Science for many years, and EPSS currently has eighteen faculty members who are actively engaged in planetary research on a full-time or part-time basis. The new degree program will focus on training the next generation of planetary scientists by providing a curriculum of graduate-level courses as well as opportunities to conduct research at the forefront of knowledge in the field. The new degree program will be accepting applications for new M.S .and Ph.D. students in Fall, 2021 for the 2022-2023 academic year.  Current EPSS grad students may petition to transfer into the new degree program immediately. For more details, see: