Atmospheric Sciences

University of North Dakota

24 months
21067 USD/year
15800 USD/year
10533 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Our planet is reaching a crossroads of society and the environment. Join the next generation of atmospheric experts and help mankind navigate increasingly complex interactions in the Atmospheric Sciences program from University of North Dakota.


Today’s tumultuous, often life-threatening atmospheric changes requires a high level of expertise to help society navigate and cope in constructive ways. This program offers the experience to fill critical roles in research and helping society adapt. With this knowledge, you can help increase our understanding of the atmosphere, protect health and property in communities, and create opportunities in private industry.

Why Study Atmospheric Sciences at University of North Dakota?

Atmospheric scientists assess and forecast weather patterns, analyze trends in the climate, monitor air quality and more. The next generation of atmospheric sciences experts will be part of the solution in tackling the evolving challenges of our planet.

With this UND graduate program, you'll have opportunities to:

  • Work with faculty who are conducting cutting edge research with agencies such as NASA, NSF, and the Naval Research Laboratory.
  • Gain a solid understanding of evolving nature and the atmospheric forces all around us.
  • Prepare to work in a wide variety of agencies, laboratories, businesses and educational institutions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


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.

English requirements

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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A four-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university. For U.S. degrees, accreditation must be by one of the six regional accrediting associations.
  • 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 (GRE).
  • Satisfy the School of Graduate Studies’ English Language Proficiency requirements as listed in the graduate catalog.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21067 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21067 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    15800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15800 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    10533 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10533 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.

Minnesota Residents $13,377/year


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.

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