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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.

  • December 1: Preferred application deadline for students who wish to be considered for fellowships or assistantships.
  • December 15: Final application deadline for assistantship consideration.
  • March 15: Application deadline for international students not requiring funding.
  • July 15: Application deadline for domestic students not requiring funding.


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.