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Meteorology and Atmospheric Science

Pennsylvania State University

12 months
Duration
39720 USD/year
39720 USD/year
23928 USD/year
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About

The Pennsylvania State University graduate program in Meteorology and Atmospheric Science embraces topics that span atmospheric processes from those of the planetary boundary layer to those of the upper atmosphere, that encompass phenomena from weather to climate with molecular to planetary dimensions, and that range from practical to theoretical significance. 

Overview

The Meteorology and Atmospheric Science program at Pennsylvania State University develops and integrates approaches based on observational, computational and analytical techniques, and seeks to advance both fundamental understanding and predictive skill.

The major interests of the faculty and graduate students include (1) mesoscale- and synoptic- scale weather systems; (2) climate and earth system dynamics; (3) atmospheric physics including radiative transfer and cloud physics; (4) atmospheric chemistry, air quality and the earth's biogeochemical cycles; (5) atmospheric turbulence, boundary layers, land-atmosphere interactions, ocean-atmosphere interactions, and ocean-ice-atmosphere interactions; (6) geophysical fluid dynamics, (7) physical oceanography, and (8) climate and weather risk. Methodological approaches include numerical modeling, data assimilation, atmospheric remote sensing, field observations, atmospheric data analysis, and laboratory studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
  • Dynamic Meteorology
  • Atmospheric Turbulence
  • Physical Oceanography
  • Climate System Dynamics
  • Chemistry of the Atmosphere
  • Cloud Physics
  • Radiative Transfer
  • The Atmospheric Boundary Layer
  • Climate System Dynamics
  • Communication of Research in Atmospheric Science
  • Individual Studies
  • Colloquium
  • Development and Ethics in the Atmospheric Sciences

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80

Credits

35 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3.5
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It 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.
Required

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
Start practicing IELTS today!
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80

Other requirements

General requirements

  • For admission to the program, the departmental admission committee considers courses taken, grade-point average, three letters of recommendation, GRE scores, professional experience, and English proficiency. 
  • Rather than setting rigid standards in each category, the committee examines the overall record as a whole. 
  • The best-qualified applicants are accepted up to the number of spaces that are available for new students.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39720 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    39720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39720 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    23928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23928 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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