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Atmospheric Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #372 (QS) , KS,
The purpose of the program is to expand the student's knowledge of fundamental atmospheric processes and how the atmosphere interacts with other parts of the environment.

About

Students become familiar with quantitative research methods and how these various approaches can be used to address different problems in atmospheric science. Students gain an in depth ability to learn specific skills and apply them toward his/her thesis work. These skills consist of, for example, statistical analysis techniques, numerical modeling, or work with atmospheric instrumentation. The breadth of the program and the diverse research topics explored by the faculty are able to accommodate students with a variety of interests.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • General Physical Meteorology
  • Atmospheric Thermodynamics
  • Atmospheric Dynamics I
  • Synoptic-Dynamic Weather Analysis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    70

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  • Minimum required score:

    570

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Entering students are ideally expected to have completed an undergraduate degree in a physical science (e.g., physics, chemistry, atmospheric science, oceanography), mathematics, or engineering.
  • Entering students will be expected to have studied mathematics, including vector calculus and ordinary differential equations. 
  • Prospective students should also have taken the equivalent of at least 2 semesters of calculus-based physics and one of chemistry.
  • A minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required. Applicants with a GPA of less than 3.0 may be considered for admission on a probationary or provisional status.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    948 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 948 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    948 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 948 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    405 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 405 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Lawrence

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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