Ph.D. On Campus

Atmospheric Sciences

University of Utah

36 months
4177 USD/credit 125310 USD/year
4177 USD/credit 125310 USD/year
1176 USD/credit 35280 USD/year
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The Atmospheric Sciences 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.


A Atmospheric Sciences at University of Utah 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.  

The programme

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. 

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. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General 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

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  • International

    125310 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4177 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    125310 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4177 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • In-State

    35280 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1176 USD per credit during 36 months.

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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