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California Institute of Technology

Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences

Pasadena, CA

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Overview

Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences / Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences is located in Pasadena, CA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Planetary science
Master of Science (MS) Environmental science and engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geobiology
Master of Science (MS) Geology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Environmental science and engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geology
Master of Science (MS) Geochemistry
Master of Science (MS) Geophysics
Master of Science (MS) Geobiology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geophysics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geochemistry
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Planetary science

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Doctoral Degrees 11

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

372
Applied
34
Accepted
23
Enrolled
9%

Applying

Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 1st January 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required
IELTS: Recommended
TWE: Recommended

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

127
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian Not Reported
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (52%)
Female (47%)

Faculty

43
Total faculty
Full-time - 43
Part-time - 0
Male (34)
Female (9)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Planetary surfaces, evolution of anaerobic respiratory processes, structural geology and tectonics, theoretical and numerical seismology, global biogeochemical cycles
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 1200 East California Boulevard
Pasadena, CA  91125-0001
United States
Contact Dr. John Grotzinger
Chair
Email: shechet@caltech.edu
Phone: 626-395-6111

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