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Colorado State University

Department of Atmospheric Science

Fort Collins, CO

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Overview

Colorado State University / Department of Atmospheric Science is located in Fort Collins, CO, 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 10
Doctoral Degrees 10

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 There are no entrance exams for our Master's program.
Thesis Required
Final exam required.
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam There are no entrance exams for our Doctoral program.
Thesis Required
Preliminary exam within 18 months of starting program and final exam required.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

108
Applied
18
Accepted
14
Enrolled
17%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
70
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 1st January 1st No
Spring deadline October 1st October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam There are no entrance exams for our Master's program.
Master's Degree Requirements Must have a B.S. degree in physics, math, atmospheric science, engineering, chemistry, or related field with GPA of at least 3.0. Must also have calculus-based math course sequence including differential equations and vector analysis as well as a calculus-based physics course sequence including kinetics, electricity and magnetism, etc
Doctoral Degree Exam There are no entrance exams for our Doctoral program.
Doctoral Degree Requirements 1. Must have successfully completed a Master of Science degree with thesis in atmospheric science. 2. Must demonstrate basic principles of atmospheric science and aptitude for research.

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

78
Total Graduate Students
24%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.13%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 62%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 1.28%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.28%
Unknown 5.13%

Gender

Male (57%)
Female (42%)

Faculty

44
Total faculty
Full-time - 35
Part-time - 9
Male (23)
Female (21)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Atmospheric Chemistry; Climate and Atmosphere-Ocean Dynamics; Cloud Microphysics, Severe Storms, and Mesoscale Meteorology; Data Assimilation, Machine Learning, and Casual Discovery; Global Biogeochemical Cycles and Ecosystems; Radiation and Remote Sensing
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
12,506,671

Location & Contact

Address 1371 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO  80523-1371
United States
Contact Dr. Jeffrey Collett Jr.
Department Head and Professor
Email: info@atmos.colostate.edu
Phone: 970-491-8360
Fax: 970-491-8449

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