Ph.D. On Campus

Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

McGill University

36 months
16122 CAD/year
2624 CAD/year
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Our Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences program at McGill University applies mathematics, physics, computing, and sometimes chemistry to study the atmosphere and/or oceans. 


The ideal student would therefore have a strong quantitative background in one or more of these fields. 

Key Features 

  • Although some of our students have undergraduate knowledge of meteorology or physical oceanography, such background is not necessary to succeed in the program. 
  • McGill offers the only program in Canada that includes both atmospheric and oceanic sciences. 
  • Students in the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences program from McGill University benefit from a large professor-to-student ratio and access to state-of-the-art computing, remote sensing, and atmospheric chemistry laboratory equipment.  

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Proposal Seminar
  • Ph.D. Comprehensive (General)
  • Seminar: Physical Meteorology
  • Atmospheric, Oceanic and Climate Dynamics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants to the Ph.D. program would normally have a strong background in meteorology, physical oceanography, or related disciplines such as mathematics, physics, chemistry, and engineering. 
  • Many students will have an M.Sc. degree in one of these fields, although this is not a formal requirement. 
  • All Ph.D. students are required to take at least two courses in atmospheric and oceanic sciences. 
  • Students entering without a master's degree or without a sufficient background in atmospheric and oceanic sciences are admitted at the Ph.D. 1 level and are required to take an additional five courses in atmospheric and oceanic science, these usually being completed in the first two semesters.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16122 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16122 CAD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    2624 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2624 CAD per year during 36 months.


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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