Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences

Hampton University

12 months
23762 USD/year
23762 USD/year
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The principal objective of the Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences program of Hampton University is to prepare students for successful careers and leadership roles in private and government research laboratories, and in academia.


Mentoring by faculty ensures emphasis on development of integrity, respect, decency, dignity, and responsibility, in a tradition explicitly incorporated in the mission plan of the university. Essential support is provided by the department's research center, the Center for Atmospheric Sciences (CAS). The center hosts research faculty, support personnel, and infrastructure required to maintain vigorous programs of sponsored research. Intellectual vitality fostered by active research is integral to Hampton University's institutional vision, and CAS is a key resource for experiential learning for students, and for professional development of faculty.

Hampton University is a place where learning is facilitated through a wide range of educational offerings and professional experiences. The coursework of the Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences program of Hampton University supports that part of the mission by providing a diversity of choices in physical-science courses within the core curriculum.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Atmospheric Radiative Transfer
  • Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
  • Structure & Dynamics
  • Atmospheric Chemistry
  • Principles of Planetary Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 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.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

English requirements

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

  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • 2-3 semesters of Calculus, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra is recommended but not required, 2 semesters of calculus-based physics
  • Knowledge of some computer programming language
  • GRE - submit scores
  • TOEFL - for international students
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23762 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11881 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    23762 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11881 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.


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