GRADUATE DEGREEs IN atmospheric sciences: admission 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). Details regarding this requirement can be found at the Graduate College TOEFL web site. All applicants are
required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and submit three letters of reference.
Prospective students who wish to begin their programs in the fall semester should submit their
applications by February 15 for full consideration. Admission decisions are made as soon as
possible after an applicant’s file is complete. Assistantship offers are made from January through May. Students offered an assistantship during the period from January through the first week of April must decide whether to accept the offer by April 15.