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Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

Princeton University

48 months
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The Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (AOS) from Princeton University offers graduate study under the sponsorship of the Department of Geosciences. 


The Princeton University Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences graduate program emphasizes theoretical studies and numerical model studies of the global climate system, and applicants should have a strong background in natural sciences and mathematics.

Key Features 

  • The AOS program benefits from access to the research capabilities of the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
  • Many GFDL scientists are active in the AOS program as lecturers, and students in the program have access to major supercomputer resources within GDFL for their research.
  • The Department of Geosciences, with its activities in physical and chemical oceanography, paleoclimatology, and atmospheric sciences, provides a comprehensive program of courses and seminars. The Department of Geosciences collaborates with GDFL.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Water in the Atmosphere
  • Atmospheric Radiative Transfer
  • Atmospheric Chemistry 
  • Atmospheric Thermodynamics and Convection
  • Atmospheric and Oceanic Wave Dynamics
  • Physical Oceanography

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Academic Purpose
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Recommendation Letters
  • Transcripts
  • Fall Semester Grades
  • Required Tests
  • English Language Tests

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Princeton

2022 - 4977 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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