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Students
Suburban setting
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Overview

University of Maryland, Baltimore County / Program in Atmospheric Physics is located in Baltimore, MD, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 1
Doctoral Degrees 3

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

18
Applied
9
Accepted
3
Enrolled
50%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

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

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 587
TOEFL IBT score: 95

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards May 31
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

16
Total Graduate Students
12%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
87%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American 6.25%
White or Caucasian 31%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (62%)
Female (37%)

Faculty

37
Total faculty
Full-time (21)
Part-time (16)
Male (32)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Atmospheric dynamics, aerosols and clouds, satellite and aircraft remote sensing, optics and instrumentation development, LIDAR and in situ aerosol measurements
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
2,000,000

Location & Contact

Address 1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD  21250
United States
Contact Dr. Zhibo Zhang
Graduate Program Director
Email: zhibo.zhang@umbc.edu
Phone: 410-455-6315
Fax: 410-455-1072