University of North Dakota

John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences

Atmospheric Sciences


University Ave

Grand Forks, ND 58202

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D.-Atmospheric Sciences

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The mission of the Department of Atmospheric Sciences master’s program is to provide quality educational experiences to students to promote critical thinking and foster an intellectual environment conducive to exemplary research, scholarship, and creativity among graduate students and faculty. Goal 1: Students will develop a comprehensive understanding of atmospheric sciences in a changing world. Goal 2: Students will develop critical thinking skills through research activities or focused project activities. Goal 3: Students will develop skills to analyze, interpret, and synthesize scientific data and communicate the results in an effective and professional manner. The mission of the Department of Atmospheric Sciences doctoral program is to provide an educational environment that deepens student knowledge of the atmospheric sciences and related disciplines, enables growth of student skill sets (analytical, technical, and communication), and emphasizes leadership, research, and innovation among its students and faculty. Goal 1: Students will develop deep knowledge in particular atmospheric sciences sub-disciplines through their research activities while also broadening their knowledge base through coursework. Goal 2: Students will enhance their analytical, technical, and communication skills through their research activities and course work and will develop the ability to carry out in dependent and original scientific research. Goal 3: Students will develop skills that will enable them to fill critical roles in leading research efforts, guiding science policy, educating future scientists, and creating opportunities in industry.


All graduate applicants must demonstrate academic-level proficiency with the English language before they will be considered for admission. This requirement must be met by all applicants, regardless of citizenship, residency, or nation of birth. No applicants will be considered for admission until the English Language Proficiency is met. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for ways in which this requirement can be met.

International Student Requirements:

UND is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. UND also holds many special accreditation's at the college, department, or program level.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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