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Program at a Glance

Program
Doctorate
College(s)
College of Sciences
Department(s)
Physics
$369.65 per credit hour
$1,194.05 per credit hour

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The goal of the Planetary Sciences Track of the Physics PhD 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.

Application Deadlines

Spring
December 1
Fall
July 1
Spring
July 1
Fall
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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