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Atmospheric Sciences, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #992 (BCR) , ND,
The Department of Atmospheric Sciences offers a graduate program leading to the degree of Master of Science in Atmospheric Sciences. The program is intended to serve those who are interested in continuing graduate studies at the doctoral level as well as those seeking advanced knowledge for professional work in the atmospheric sciences in general.


Our vision is to offer premier atmospheric sciences graduate programs serving our students and the broader scientific community. In striving to achieve this distinction, the Department of Atmospheric Sciences maintains graduate programs that are socially relevant, serve as an advocate for graduate education campus-wide, provide resources that support graduate student research, and foster interdisciplinary programs. Within the context of the broader university community, the Department of Atmospheric Sciences serves to create an academic and intellectual climate that appreciates and respects diversity, values creativity, and supports the academic potential of each graduate student.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Atmospheric Dynamics
  • Advanced Synoptic Meteorology
  • Advanced Mesoscale Dynamics
  • Atmospheric Chemistry
  • Atmospheric Radiation
  • Advanced Climatology
  • Hydrometeorology
  • Advanced Earth System Science

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 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

  • A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university.
  • Completion of a minimum of 20 semester credits of appropriate undergraduate work, e.g., physics, mathematics, chemistry, engineering, and/or atmospheric science.
  • A cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 for all undergraduate work or a GPA of at least 3.00 for the last two years.
  • Scores on the general portion of the Graduate Record Examination.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    916 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 916 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    916 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 916 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    343 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 343 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Grand Forks

  • 1000 - 2180 USD/month
    Living Costs

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