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Atmospheric Science, Ph.D.

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Applications relate to the analysis and prediction of weather and climate.

Learning Outcomes

  • Make an original and substantial contribution to one of the sub-disciplines within the atmospheric sciences
  • Demonstrate advanced research skills
  • Demonstrate commitment to advancing the values of scholarship

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Graduate students in the Field of Atmospheric Science take courses in many departments across the university. Course selection is made in consultation with the major advisor and other committee members, considering the interests, prior coursework, and thesis topic of the student. Coursework may also be required to satisfy the minor requirements.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

Native speakers of English must submit GRE general test scores. Additional information may be obtained from the graduate field office.

  • all Graduate School Requirements, including the TOEFL Exam for Non-Native English Applicants
  • two recommendations
  • GRE general test

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20800 USD/year
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  • National

    20800 USD/year
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Living costs for Ithaca

  • 1128 - 2460 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


The Graduate Field of Atmospheric Science offers full financial support, including tuition, stipend, and health insurance, to all students accepted into our program. This means that we sometimes must decline applications from students who are very well qualified, but for whom we cannot identify support because the student's interests are not a good match for our research programs, or because of limited availability of external grant funds. We offer Research Assistantships through either the department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences or through individual faculty members' external grants, and Teaching Assistantships through the department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. Prospective and continuing graduate students are encouraged to apply for full or partial funding from NSF, NASA, AMS, NOAA, and other agencies that offer fellowships and scholarships in the atmospheric sciences.

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