Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

The City University of New York

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
855 USD/credit
855 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The new face of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences – Earth System Science – deals with “how the earth works,” at The City University of New York bridging the traditional fields of geology, chemistry, biology, and civil engineering, and placing a stronger focus on environmental issues.  


Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at The City University of New York is designed for students interested in the technical aspects of emerging environmental issues. A combined curriculum of science and engineering courses provides a foundation for a career in the scientific aspects of emission control, climate change, global warming, resource management, ecosystems, and environmental remediation. These broad areas will continue to drive environmental research for the coming decades with the goals of solving environmental problems and providing lawmakers with accurate information for developing sound environmental policies.

Learning outcomes

The EESS degree program is designed to connect to major existing environmental research programs at CCNY, including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Center for Cooperative Remote Sensing Science and Technology (NOAA-CREST) and the National Aeronutics and Space Administration Center for Optical Sensing and Imaging (NASA-COSI). Together, the curriculum and associated science and engineering research provide a superior basis for entry into technical careers in environmental and earth system science at local and federal levels and in related industries as well as government regulatory and policy arenas.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Geomorphology
  • Environmental Geochemistry
  • Subsurface Remediation
  • Satellite Meteorology
  • Weather Analysis
  • Environmental Project
  • Structural Geology
  • Geotectonics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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

  • Eligibility: Entering students are expected to have completed one year of study in college level Calculus, Physics, and Chemistry. Applicants lacking this background may still qualify depending on their experience and academic background, but may be required to take additional courses in these fields. The GRE is not required. Minimum TOEFL/IELTS Scores for foreign students are: 500 (PBT), 61 (IBT) of 6.
  • Applications include a personal statement, official transcripts, at least two letters of recommendation and a CV. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    855 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 855 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    855 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 855 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • Local Students: $5,545 / semester


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Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
The City University of New York