Graduate Programs in Atmospheric Sciences
Increased public awareness, social relevance and diverse research opportunities make this an exciting time to pursue a graduate degree in the atmospheric sciences.
In the Department of Atmospheric Sciences, students benefit from one of the largest faculties of its type in the nation, with research interests in nearly every subdiscipline of the field. Opportunities can be found in a wide range of research specialties, including field work and instrumentation, laboratory studies, data analysis and statistics, data assimilation, mathematical analysis, and numerical modeling. Interdisciplinary work is also encouraged, and the Department has close ties (including a number of joint professorships) with the Departments of Oceanography, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Statistics.
A background in meteorology or atmospheric sciences is not required, and students with a degree in any quantitative discipline, including physics, chemistry, mathematics and engineering, are encouraged to apply. While there are no formal deadlines, applicants for fall semester should have all materials submitted by January 15 to receive full consideration, while applications for spring semester should be submitted by October 1. Nearly all admitted students are granted financial support, either as research or teaching assistants. Information on the different assistantships, as well as on scholarship and fellowship opportunities, can be found at The Office of Graduate and Professional Studies.
Are you ready for graduate school in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences?