M.Sc. On Campus

Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences

12 months
26198 USD/year
26198 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.

Academic outcomes

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:

  • Weather and Climate
  • Astronomy of the Planets
  • Astronomy of Stars and Galaxies
  • Meteorology
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

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

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26198 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13099 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    26198 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13099 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Hampton

1028 - 1680 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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