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College of Sciences
$369.65 per credit hour
$1,194.05 per credit hour

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The goal of the Planetary Sciences Track in the Physics MS program is to foster a vibrant planetary science research environment that can attract top students, researchers, and faculty and contribute significantly to the exploration of space. The Planetary Sciences track is designed to prepare students to be competitive in the global planetary sciences research community.

The Planetary Sciences track in the Physics MS program requires a minimum of 33 hours of graduate course work as directed by the student's Supervisory Committee. This must include at least 15 credit hours of required courses, 6 hours of thesis preparation, with the remainder being elective courses and directed research chosen in consultation with the Supervisory Committee. At least half of the total credits must be at the 6000 level. No more than 6 hours of independent study may be credited toward the master's degree. The master's degree in Planetary Sciences includes a thesis and its defense. There is no nonthesis master's degree in the Planetary Sciences track.

Total Credit Hours Required: 33 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree

Application Deadlines

December 1
July 1
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January 15

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Career Opportunities

UCF prepares you for life beyond the classroom. Here, you’ll experience a wide range of opportunity, like learning diverse skills from world-renowned faculty to networking with top employers across Central Florida to gaining first-hand experience in internships nearby. Achieve your degree and more as a Knight.
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