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The University of Maryland, College Park has been closed to the public since March 13, 2020 in an effort  to reduce the spread of COVID-19 as the safety of the university community and our visitors is a priority. We are deeply saddened that we did not have the opportunity to meet the majority of our admitted applicants in person. We were very excited to introduce you to the AOSC family, to tour the facilities and our beautiful campus. The Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic Science is just a short drive away from our affiliates at ESSICNASA-GSFC and NOAA. We understand how very difficult it must be to make such an important decision during these difficult times of uncertainty. We are extending our admissions decision deadline to May 1, 2020.



Some of our current graduate students and alumni have recorded messages for you to tell you about their experiences and research.

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We want you to know why UMD is the best choice for a graduate education in atmospheric and oceanic science, and we hope you will join us in Fall 2020! 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us!

AOSC Admissions Office