University of Arizona

Planetary Sciences (PTYS)

Address:

P.O. Box 210030 , School of Anthropology University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ 85721-0030

United States

Phone:

520-621-2585

Fax:

520-621-2088

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S., Ph.D.;

Format: Campus

Program Description:

We offer a multidisciplinary program leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree with a major in planetary sciences. Areas of specialization include, but are not restricted to, the experimental, observational, and theoretical study of planetary atmospheres; planetary surfaces; the interiors of planets and planetary satellites; asteroid and cometary astronomy and physics; meteoritics; problems of plasma physics associated with cosmic rays; the solar wind and its interaction with solar system bodies; celestial dynamics; and investigations of the formation of the solar system and other planetary systems.

Accreditation:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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