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University of Maryland, College Park

Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science

College Park, MD

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Overview

University of Maryland, College Park / Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science is located in College Park, MD, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Science (MS)
Professional Master's (PMS)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 5
Doctoral Degrees 9

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Scholarly paper, written and oral exams
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

108
Applied
14
Accepted
12
Enrolled
13%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st No
Spring deadline October 15th June 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Background in mathematics, experience in scientific computer languages, 3 letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

63
Total Graduate Students
31%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 65%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.59%
Unknown 1.59%

Gender

Male (52%)
Female (47%)

Faculty

44
Total faculty
Full-time - 36
Part-time - 8
Male (35)
Female (9)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Weather, atmospheric chemistry, air pollution, global change, radiation
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
2,607,755

Location & Contact

Address College Park, MD  20742
United States
Contact James A. Carton
Chair
Email: carton@umd.edu
Phone: 301-405-5365

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