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California Institute of Technology

Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences

Pasadena, CA

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California Institute of Technology

Overview

California Institute of Technology / 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) Geochemistry
Master of Science (MS) Geophysics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geobiology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geophysics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Environmental science and engineering
Master of Science (MS) Geology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Planetary science
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geochemistry
Master of Science (MS) Geobiology
Master of Science (MS) Planetary science
Master of Science (MS) Environmental science and engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 7
Doctoral Degrees 13

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

225
Applied
43
Accepted
24
Enrolled
19%

Applying

80
Application Fee - Domestic
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

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

110
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)
100%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0.91%
Black or African American 0.91%
White or Caucasian 64%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 6.36%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (52%)
Female (47%)

Faculty

43
Total faculty
Full-time - 43
Part-time - 0
Male (35)
Female (8)

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. Kenneth A. Farley
Chairman
Email: dianb@gps.caltech.edu
Phone: 626-395-6111
Fax: 626-795-6028