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Atmospheric Sciences, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #353 (QS) , UT,
The PhD program at the University of Utah is designed to provide students with the advanced scientific and technical expertise necessary to allow our graduates to pursue a wide variety of challenging and rewarding career tracks.

About

A Ph.D. supervisory committee should be selected as soon as possible after admission to the program.  The committee consists of a committee chair and four additional faculty members, at least one of which must be from outside the Department.  A majority of the committee must be regular (i.e., tenure or tenure track) faculty and a majority of the committee must also be from the Department.  Selection of the supervisory committee members should be made in consultation with the student’s faculty advisor.  Selection of the supervisory committee membership is very important as the committee is responsible for approving the student’s academic program, preparing and judging the general examination, approving the dissertation subject and final dissertation, and administering and judging the final dissertation defense. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Students are also required to complete and orally defend a Ph.D. dissertation.  The dissertation must provide evidence of originality, an ability to do independent investigation, and it must contribute new knowledge.  The dissertation must also show a mastery of the relevant literature and be presented in an acceptable style. After the oral presentation, which is open to the public, a question-and-answer period must be allowed.  At the conclusion of the public participation, the supervisory committee will excuse the public and conduct further questioning on the thesis and related topics. 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

An applicant for admission to The Graduate School must meet the following minimum requirements:
  • An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0, based on all undergraduate work. If the undergraduate GPA is below 3.0, a GPA will be calculated on the last 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of the undergraduate work for admission consideration
  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Meeting the academic department’s admission standards, and receiving a recommendation for admission to their graduate program

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30371 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30371 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Salt Lake City

  • 1000 - 1730 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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