Ph.D. On Campus

Atmospheric Sciences

University of Houston

24 months
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The Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences at University of Houston offers a wide range of courses leading to the Degree of PhD in Atmospheric Sciences.  


The Department will provide all its students with educational programs that encompass the fundamental principles of the atmospheric sciences and the body of knowledge associated with the application of these principles to the study of the atmosphere. 

Key Features 

  • PhD students will receive advanced, research-intensive instruction that concentrates upon the acquisition of new knowledge, innovative approaches to problem-solving and the dissemination of research results. 
  • Students successfully completing the Atmospheric Sciences PhD program at University of Houston will be prepared for a career as a researcher, educator, or professional atmospheric scientist.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Atmospheric Physics 
  • Boundary Layers and Turbulence 
  • Dynamic Meteorology 
  • Atmospheric Radiation 
  • Selected Topics in Geology
  • Atmospheric Radiation
  • Air Pollution Meteorology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


54 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A doctoral applicant will have earned a Bachelor’s or a Master’s degree. Scores from the General GRE examination taken in the last 5 years are optional (verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing; advanced GRE is recommended but optional). 
  • English language proficiency test scores, such as TOEFL or IELTS, scores must be provided by applicants who did not earn a prior degree from a US institution or a country where English is the medium of instruction (see list in the General Admission Policy). 

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Houston

1067 - 1950 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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