M.Sc. On Campus

Atmospheric Sciences

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

12 months
28464 USD/year
28464 USD/year
13176 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Students in our Atmospheric Sciences program at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign undertake research that pushes the boundaries of our sciences, whether it be the latest in computer modeling or discovering new phenomena in the field.


The following Master of Science (MS) requirements are formulated within the framework of the Graduate College requirements as described in A Handbook for Graduate Students and Advisors. 

Key Features 

  • The requirements of the degree of MS in Atmospheric Sciences from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign correspond to the general requirements of the Graduate College for the degree, with the additional requirements.
  • A total of 32 hours are required; a minimum of 16 of the 32 hours must come from 500 series core courses.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Severe and Hazardous Weather
  • Climate and Global Change
  • General Physical Meteorology
  • General Physical Climate
  • Weather and Climate Data Science
  • Atmospheric Thermodynamics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applications for admission are encouraged from students with a bachelor's degree in atmospheric science and oceanography, as well as physics, mathematics, computer science, geography, engineering, and related fields. Students who are genuinely interested in studying the atmosphere but come from other backgrounds are also encouraged to apply. 
  • Applicants must satisfy the general requirements for admission to the Graduate College and must have an equivalent grade-point average of at least 3.0 out of a possible 4.0. Averages are computed from the last 60 hours of undergraduate and graduate work completed. Applicants whose native tongue is not English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28464 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 28464 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    28464 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28464 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    13176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13176 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Urbana

1100 - 1500 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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