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A recommended undergraduate background includes calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, calculus-based physics, and general chemistry.

All students must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university in the US or an equivalent degree attained in a foreign country. A GPA of 3.0 (out of 4.0) is typically required.

The GRE is not required to apply for the Master of Professional Studies program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Science.

International Students

International students must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and apply for a J-1 (not F-1) visa.


Students are admitted to the program only for the Fall Term.

  • Deadline for applications for International students: January 15
  • Deadline for applications for U.S. citizens and permanent residents: March 15*

* U.S. citizens and permanent residents who have completed the prerequisites may apply as late as August 1 and will be considered as long as there is room in the program. However, earlier applications are encouraged.

Application Process

To apply, go the graduate school application page, and follow the instructions for applying for graduate study, choosing the option "M. Prof. Studies: Atmospheric & Oceanic Sci & Tech - MPAO"

Note: Even though the supplemental application requires letters of references, we only need the names of the references on the application itself.