Atmospheric Sciences

University of Alaska Fairbanks

12 months
20332 USD/year
10234 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The field of University of Alaska Fairbanks, Atmospheric Sciences covers a wide variety of disciplines involving the physical and chemical properties and processes of the atmosphere. Emerging trends in atmospheric science stress the interactions of the atmosphere with other components (i.e. land, sea ice, ocean) in the total earth system.


The UAF Geophysical Institute, the International Arctic Research Center and other university research institutes support active research programs in high-latitude atmospheric science that include faculty from the biology, chemistry, physics and other departments.

Current research by atmospheric sciences focuses on: atmospheric chemistry/biogeochemistry, climate modeling, cloud and aerosol physics, mesoscale modeling, numerical weather prediction and aviation weather. In addition, scientists affiliated with the research institutes conduct research on ocean-atmosphere interactions, dynamic meteorology, microclimatology, polar meteorology, radiative transfer, cryosphere-atmosphere interactions and remote sensing.

Graduate students are an integral component of this research, both in the laboratory and the field. Research institutes provide excellent environments for research in atmospheric science as well as interdisciplinary research with scientists in other research areas.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:
  • Introduction to Atmospheric Science
  • Atmospheric Chemistry
  • Atmospheric Radiation
  • Cloud Physics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 credit hours alternative credits


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.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
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

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

  • Your Graduate Application for Admission.
  • Transcripts: The Office of Admissions requires official transcripts of all college-level course work.
  • Transcripts for International Applicants: International applicants must submit certified English translations of transcripts of all college-level course work.
  • Test Results: Results of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) are required from applicants to most graduate programs.
  • Resume/Vitae.
  • Statement of Academic Goals: Write a statement indicating why you want to study in a particular program.
  • Letters of Recommendation.
  • Interdisciplinary Applicants: Submit a Graduate Study Plan and a short research proposal.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20332 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10166 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    10234 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5117 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.


  • University of Alaska Scholars Program
  • Alaska Performance Scholarship
  • Human Achievement Award
  • UAF Privately Funded Scholarships
  • University of Alaska Foundation Scholarships
  • Army ROTC Scholarships
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs and Native Corporation Scholarships
  • University of Alaska Grant
  • Pell Grant
  • Student Support Services Grants
  • AlaskAdvantage Grant
  • Western Undergraduate Exchange Award

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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