Purdue University

College of Science

Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences


West Lafayette, IN

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) at Purdue University offers graduate research programs leading to the MS and PhD degrees. EAPS is the multidisciplinary department of the College of Science. Our research uses mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology , statistics, and computer modeling to address some of the most challenging interdisciplinary questions about the past, present and future state of the earth system. Many of our research programs include field work in the U.S. or abroad. Our department is equipped with state of the art computer and laboratory facilities for calculation, visualization, and experimentation. The core of the EAPS graduate research programs is found in four broad scientific areas that are at the forefront of earth systems discovery and learning: Atmosphere-Surface Interactions Geology and Geophysics Climate, Clouds and Extreme Weather Planetary Sciences EAPS research extends beyond the departmental walls. Many of our researchers are actively involved with multidisciplinary, preeminent research centers located on the Purdue campus.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Loans may be available. Applicants may apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FAFSA Code: 001825

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 0-999

Find Schools