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Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #34 (WUR) , GA,
Students can choose a program of study leading to either the designated master's degree (with thesis) or the undesignated master's degree (without thesis). Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) offers a Master of Science in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.

About

Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) offers a Master of Science in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.

General requirements for both degrees are found in this catalog under "Information for Graduate Students." In either program of study, students can specialize in atmospheric chemistry, aerosols, and clouds; dynamics of weather and climate; geochemistry; geophysics; oceanography; paleoclimate; planetary science; and remote sensing.

With approval of the School's faculty, multidisciplinary programs of study are also permitted. Students entering the master's degree program need an academic background that includes a minimum of one year of university-level courses in calculus, chemistry, and physics. Students who lack this academic background are required to complete appropriate remedial courses, for which they will not receive graduate credit.

Programme Structure

Students can satisfy the requirements for the designated master's degree by completing a faculty-approved set of courses and a master's thesis in earth and atmospheric sciences. With approval of the School chair, students can satisfy the requirements for the undesignated master's degree by completing a faculty-approved set of courses and a 3 credit hour Special Problems course. This course must take the form of a research project supervised by the student's advisor and culminating in a written final report.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    577

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

The criteria used in determining each applicant's eligibility for consideration shall include:
  • Evidence of award of a bachelor's degree, its equivalent, or higher degree (prior to matriculation) from a regionally accredited institution; demonstrated academic excellence; and evidence of experience with the selected field of graduate study.
  • For international applicants, satisfactory scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1191 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1191 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    1191 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1191 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    575 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 575 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Atlanta

  • 1213 - 2210 USD/month
    Living Costs

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