12 months
21762 USD/year
21762 USD/year
11160 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The field of Atmospheric Sciences at University of Alaska Fairbanks 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.


We offer a master degree in Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. 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 biology, chemistry, physics, engineering and other departments. 

Key Features 

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Atmospheric Radiation
  • Cloud Physics
  • Atmospheric Dynamics
  • Atmospheric Dynamics II: Climate Dynamics
  • Atmospheric Sciences

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Applicants should apply to a graduate degree program at least six to nine months before the beginning of the semester in which they plan to enroll.


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Apply online. Applications must be received before the published deadlines, along with a $75 nonrefundable application fee. Applications submitted after the published deadlines are only accepted upon a department's request and have a $100 nonrefundable application fee.
  • Review your department’s department-specific requirements and application deadlines.
  • Submit certified official university transcripts and English translations. 
  • Submit official GRE or GMAT test scores. Not all departments require GRE or GMAT scores if the student has earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher. 
  • Submit a resume/curriculum vitae.
  • Submit a statement of academic goals. 
  • Submit three letters of recommendation. 
  • Submit official TOEFL or IELTS test results.
  • Submit a copy of the passport identification page.
  • Complete UAF’s financial statement form and provide supporting documentation showing adequate funding to cover all expenses at UAF.1

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21762 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21762 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    21762 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21762 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11160 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Fairbanks

1450 - 2000 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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