M.Sc. On Campus

Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Science

24 months
28794 USD/year
28794 USD/year
9992 USD/year
Tuition fee
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EAPS is a multidisciplinary department in the College of Science offering graduate research programs leading to the Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees. The Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Science programme is offered at the Purdue University.


Key facts:

  • The Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Science programme is offered at the Purdue University.
  • Our research uses mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, statistics, and computer modeling to address some of the most challenging interdisciplinary questions about the past, present, and future state of the earth and planetary systems. Many of our research programs include field work in the U.S. or abroad. Our department is equipped with state of the art computer and laboratory facilities for calculation, visualization, and experimentation. Our former students are now employed by major research institutions, liberal arts colleges, government agencies, and industry.
  • The Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences has a great diversity of programs and intersecting disciplines, with faculty and students studying in fields such as severe weather, the solar system, stable isotopes, and geophysics. We are committed to four strategic initiatives: Energy and the Environment, Severe Weather Science, Planetary Exploration, and Geodata Science.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Atmospheric Science
  • Computational Science
  • Earth Science Teaching
  • Ecological Science & Engineering
  • Engineering Geology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts
  • Recommendation Letters
  • Statement of Purpose
    • The statement of purpose should be a one- to two-page statement describing your professional objectives and your academic and research interests. If possible, the statement should indicate how you see your own research interests overlapping with programs or projects in EAPS. If you have previous research experience, we would like you to write about your experience, and what you accomplished. We are also interested in hearing about any area of your life where you have excelled. Please upload this document into your electronic application. Do not mail separately.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
    • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test is not required by the EAPS Department, but will be viewed if submitted
  • Resume

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    28794 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14397 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    28794 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14397 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    9992 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4996 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for West Lafayette

1096 - 1774 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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