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Program at a Glance

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 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

December 1
July 1
July 1
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.
  • Agricultural Research Director
  • Astrophysics Professor
  • Fluid Dynamicist
  • Geochemical Manager
  • Geophysical Manager
  • High School Biology Teacher
  • High School English Teacher
  • High School French Teacher
  • High School Math Teacher
  • High School Music Director
  • High School Teacher
  • Hydrodynamics Professor
  • Nuclear Physicist
  • Nuclear Physics Professor
  • Optical Scientist
  • Physical Science Professor
  • Research Physicist
  • Thermodynamic Physicist
  • Thermodynamicist
  • Thermodynamics Professor
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