24 months
23005 USD/year
17254 USD/year
11502 USD/year
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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 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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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

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  • International

    23005 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23005 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    17254 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17254 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    11502 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11502 USD per year during 24 months.
  • Minnesota residents: 14,608.32 USD per year

Living costs for Grand Forks

1000 - 2180 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.

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