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University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

Madison, WI

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University of Wisconsin-Madison

Overview

University of Wisconsin–Madison / Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences is located in Madison, WI, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 9
Doctoral Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

71
Applied
35
Accepted
49%

Applying

45
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline August 1st Not reported Yes
Spring deadline December 1st Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0; previous course work in chemistry, mathematics, and physics
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0; previous course work in chemistry, mathematics, and physics

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

53
Total Graduate Students
9%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
90%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 75%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 16.98%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (73%)
Female (26%)

Faculty

18
Total faculty
Full-time - 15
Part-time - 3

Research

Focus of faculty research: Satellite meteorology, weather systems, global climate change, numerical modeling, atmosphere-ocean interaction
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
1,495,107

Location & Contact

Address 500 Lincoln Drive
Madison, WI  53706-1380
United States
Contact John Young
Phone: 608-262-1234