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Our students learn the identification of environmental threats through the prediction of weather and climate change.

Degree programs in Atmospheric Sciences

  • Ph.D.
  • Masters

Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Atmospheric Sciences

The goal of the Ph.D. degree in the Atmospheric Sciences Graduate program is to prepare and educate students in critical thinking, resulting in innovative ideas that can advance our understanding and knowledge of the earth-atmosphere system in terms of process studies, modeling, and instrumentation. The Atmospheric Sciences Graduate program is for students interested in research and applications on a wide variety of atmospheric science topics: atmospheric technology, cloud and aerosol physics, climate trends, remote sensing, weather forecasting, atmospheric chemistry, health impacts of air pollution, meteorology, mesoscale modeling, fire weather and wildfire plume dynamics, instrument development, radiative forcing, turbulence, renewable energy and fuels, greenhouse gases and climate change.

The Ph.D. degree in atmospheric sciences allows to pursue related careers including atmospheric scientist, postdoctoral fellow, assistant research professor, professor, lecturer, air quality scientist, climatologist, environmental scientist, environmental monitoring specialist, and meteorologist.

 

Ph.D. admission requirements

Application deadlines: February 1 (Fall) | November 1 (Spring)

In addition to the admission requirements set by the Graduate School, we provide the following recommended materials:

  • GRE
  • Statement of purpose
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation

Master of Science in Atmospheric Science

The goal of the M.S. degree in the Atmospheric Sciences Graduate program is to prepare and educate students in the application of existing or new methods in conducting theoretical studies as well as developing and applying instruments and measuring techniques in the earth-atmosphere system. The Atmospheric Sciences Graduate program is for students interested in research and applications on a wide variety of atmospheric science topics: cloud and aerosol physics, atmospheric chemistry, climate trends, remote sensing, weather forecasting, health impacts of air pollution, mesoscale modeling, fire weather and wildfire plume dynamics, radiative forcing, etc.

The M.S. degree in atmospheric sciences allows to pursue related careers including air pollution specialist, alternative energy consultant, atmospheric science researcher, climate change analyst, educator, environmental impact assessor, air quality scientist, climatologist, environmental scientist, environmental monitoring, and meteorologist.

M.S. admission requirements

Application deadlines: February 1 (Fall) | November 1 (Spring)

In addition to the admission requirements set by the Graduate School, we provide the following recommended materials:

  • GRE
  • Statement of purpose
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation
 

Connect with a faculty advisor and learn more about our campus

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Find a faculty advisor

Your faculty advisor plays a key role in your graduate education. Visit our faculty websites, read some of their papers, and find an advisor with interests that really excite you. Contact faculty to express interest, and inquire if they are planning to accept students in the near future.

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Your Gradventure awaits

Prospective students who meet criteria for program admission will be invited to visit the Atmospheric Sciences at the University for a personal interview and to meet faculty, students and postdocs in our program. Invited students will visit our campus and program early in the Spring semester.

 

How to apply

You can start your application through The Graduate School website, which provides detailed instructions on the application process.