Studyportals placeholder

Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • Unknown
University rank #136 (QS) , MD,
Welcome to the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science. The Department, part of the Earth Sciences Program that includes the collocated Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in atmospheric and oceanic sciences, and climate earth sciences.


The Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science offers graduate study leading to the Master of Professional Studies, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Course work in atmospheric and oceanic sciences is also offered at the upper division and graduate level as a service to other campus graduate programs. The educational program is broadly based and involves many applications of the mathematical, physical and applied sciences that characterize modern atmospheric sciences and physical oceanography, including climate and earth system science, and multidisciplinary studies of the interrelationship among the atmosphere, the oceans, the land, and the biota. The Department's advanced degree programs are designed to prepare students for participation in contemporary research in the atmospheric and oceanic science.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Physical Meteorology of the Atmosphere
  • Climate Dynamics and Earth System Science
  • Physical Oceanography
  • Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Ocean
  • Air Pollution
  • Global Climate Change: Past and Present
  • Advanced Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Science
  • Atmospheric Modeling, Data Assimilation and Predictability
  • Atmsopheric Dynamics
  • Special Topics in Meteorology
  • Physical Oceanography
  • Carbon Cycle and Climate: Past, Present, and Future

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS
  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

    Schedule TOEFL®

General Requirements

  • Application
  • Research Interests
  • GRE Scores
  • TOEFL/IELTS Scores (International Only)
  • Transcripts
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume (Optional)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1363 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1363 USD per credit and a duration of .
  • National

    632 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 632 USD per credit and a duration of .
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

*Tuition fee per credit hour

Living costs for College Park

  • 1676 - 2840 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.


Did you know you can compare your wishlisted programmes with our new Comparison tool?