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Ph.D. Program

The department offers a Ph.D. program 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.

In addition to meeting the formal credit requirements for the Ph.D., described below, all graduate students enrolled in the department are expected to attend the weekly department colloquium series. These colloquia are an important part of the total instructional program. Colloquia are normally held on Friday at 11:15am during the school year.

Prerequisites

Course Requirements

All PhD students entering the program after August 2013 must take ATS 693 (1 cr), Responsible Conduct of Research, offered every spring semester.

The student's Graduate Committee is charged with ensuring the student gains breadth in Atmospheric Science during his/her tenure in the program. Accordingly the Graduate Committee may make recommendations on coursework to be completed prior to graduation.

Evaluation Mechanisms

The student's Graduate Committee is charged with ensuring the student gains breadth in Atmospheric Science during his/her tenure in the program. Accordingly the Graduate Committee may make recommendations on coursework to be completed prior to graduation.


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