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University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Program in Atmospheric Physics

Baltimore, MD

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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
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Science (MS)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 2

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

Degree Requirement
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

16
Applied
11
Accepted
4
Enrolled
69%

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

Exam Details
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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Tuition & Fees

$14,382
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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

18
Total Graduate Students
55%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 11.11%
White or Caucasian 27%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5.56%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (61%)
Female (38%)

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. Pengwang Zhai
Graduate Program Director
Email: pwzhai@umbc.edu
Phone: 410-455-3682
Fax: 410-455-1072

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