Atmospheric Science, M.Sc. | University of Kansas | Lawrence, United States
12 months
18473 USD/year
18473 USD/year
8002 USD/year
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The purpose of the Atmospheric Science program at University of Kansas is to expand the student's knowledge of fundamental atmospheric processes and how the atmosphere interacts with other parts of the environment.


About this Degree

Atmospheric Science students at University of Kansas 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. An M.S. Degree Program Sheet is used for your plan of study starting in the second year. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Atmospheric Dynamics
  • Atmospheric Modeling
  • Advanced Geostatistics
  •  3 additional credits of atmospheric science courses 700 level or above
  •  6 credit hours of courses 500 level or above outside of the Geography department

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

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

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  • International

    18473 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 18473 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    18473 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18473 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    8002 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8002 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Lawrence

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

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


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