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Atmospheric Science

Rutgers University

M.Sc.
24 months
Duration
30144 USD/year
30144 USD/year
17736 USD/year
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The Rutgers University's graduate program in Atmospheric Science (GPAS) offers both M.S. and Ph.D degrees. 

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Overview

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. 

Learning Goals

  • 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

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.
3 (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

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).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
96 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30144 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15072 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    30144 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15072 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    17736 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8868 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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