The MSc in Atmospheric Science from Rutgers University conduct research in a variety of topics, including climate dynamics from regional to global scales, synoptic meteorology and extreme events, tropical meteorology, paleoclimate, cloud and radiation physics, ocean-atmosphere interactions, land-atmosphere interactions, and climate-chemistry-aerosol interactions.
Any student with a B.S/B.A degree or higher in a mathematical or scientific discipline is a candidate for admission. Students are required to have taken calculus through differential equations (usually 4 semesters), two semesters of physics for the sciences (including laboratory), and one semester each of atmospheric thermodynamics and dynamics. Ideally, these courses should be completed prior to enrolling; otherwise, they should be taken as soon as possible. Additionally, competency in at least one high-level programming languages is expected. Candidates should have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0, a verbal GRE score of at least 500 (old scale)/153 (new scale), and a quantitative GRE score of at least 600 (old scale)/148 (new scale). For international, non-native English-speaking applicants, a TOEFL score of 590 (paper-based)/243 (computer-based)/96 (internet-based) is required in lieu of the verbal GRE. Scientific research experience and contributions are also considered in evaluation.
- Grades in graduate courses
- Qualifying examinations assessing depth and breadth of knowledge
- Review by faculty of student progress with close advising and mentoring
- Presentations at local, national, and international scientific meetings
- Production of a dissertation and scholarly, peer-reviewed publications
- Self-reported student learning outcomes as indicated in exit surveys
- Placement in positions and careers that require ability and scholarship in this field.
- Fundamentals of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
- Atmospheric Physics
- Air Sampling and Analysis Techniques
- Introduction to Radiative Transfer in the Atmosphere and Ocean
- Modeling of Climatic Change
- Physical Climatology
- Mechanisms of Past Climate Change
- Climate Change Risk Analysis
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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- Online application
- $70 nonrefundable application fee
- One official transcript from each post-secondary institution attended
- Letters of recommendation, as required by the program
- A personal statement
- Current test results, as required by the program
- Supporting materials, as required by the program
International30144 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 15072 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
National30144 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 15072 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
In-State17736 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8868 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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