Ph.D. On Campus

Atmospheric Science

Colorado State University

30858 USD/year
30858 USD/year
15130 USD/year
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The department offers a Ph.D. program in Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University which is top-rated and focuses on graduate education, cutting-edge research, and public service.


Colorado State University offers a Ph.D. program in Atmospheric Science for students who want to obtain the highest academic degree available in the field of atmospheric science. Students who earn a Ph.D. must demonstrate significant intellectual achievement, high scholarly ability, and a great breadth of knowledge.

The diverse areas of research include Cloud Microphysics, Severe Storms and Mesoscale Meteorology; Atmospheric Chemistry and Air Quality; Radiation and Remote Sensing; Climate and Atmosphere-Ocean Dynamics; Global Biogeochemical Cycles and Ecosystems; and Data Assimilation, Machine Learning and Causal Discovery. 


Graduate students typically find employment in government research laboratories, academic institutions, military services, and private industry.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Science of Global Climate Change
  • Independent Study
  • Current Topics in Climate Change 
  • Air Pollution  
  • Air Pollution Measurement  
  • Atmospheric Dynamics
  • Atmospheric Modeling

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72 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Successful completion of an M.S. degree with thesis in the field of atmospheric science
  • Demonstration of basic principles of atmospheric science and aptitude for research

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Living costs for Fort Collins

1210 - 1800 USD /month
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