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Combined BS/MS Program

Why Atmospheric & Oceanic Science at the University of Maryland?

The combined B.S./M.S. program is structured in that it is possible to obtain both a Bachelors and Masters Degree within a 5 year period

Combined BS/MS Introduction Video (Deirdre Dolan)
Combined BS/MS Introduction Video (Deirdre Dolan)
Upon graduation from the combined Bachelors and Masters Degree program in AOSC, Deirdre Dolan received a job offer as a Meteorologist at the [NWS] National Weather Service in Jacksonville, FL

Students with a combined B.S./M.S. in atmospheric sciences position themselves for admission and funding opportunities in competitive Ph.D. programs.

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The combined B.S./M.S. program is structured in that it is possible to obtain both a Bachelors and Masters Degree within a 5 year period. 

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Globally Ranked

Ranked among the Top 10 oceanography, atmospheric sciences and meteorology programs by the National Research Council.

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Academic Ranking of World Universities

UMD ranks 8th among U.S. public institutions in the 2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities for earth sciences.

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Nature Index Ranking

UMD ranks 10th among U.S. public universities in the 2019 Nature Index for earth & environmental sciences, which focuses on high-quality research output.

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Best Global Universities Ranking

UMD ranks 12th among U.S. public institutions in the U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities Rankings for environment/ecology.

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Best Graduate Schools

UMD ranks 16th among U.S. public institutions in the U.S. News & World Report's Best Graduate Schools rankings for earth sciences.