University General Course Catalog 2016-2017 
    
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Atmospheric Sciences, Ph.D.


I. Contact Information


Mark Green, Graduate Program Director
Green@dri.edu
(775) 674-7118

Mailing Address:
Desert Research Institute
Division of Atmospheric Sciences
2215 Raggio Parkway
Reno, NV 89512

II. Brief Introduction


Atmospheric Sciences (ATMS) is a research-based interdisciplinary graduate program leading to a master of science (M.S.) or doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) degree. The program is offered through the UNR Department of Physics in partnership with the Desert Research Institute (DRI) Division of Atmospheric Sciences. Students pursue research in air pollution, atmospheric chemistry, climate change, cloud and aerosol physics, instrument development, atmospheric optics and acoustics, mesoscale meteorology, numerical modeling, fire climatology and other topics.

IV. Admission Requirements


It is strongly recommended that an applicant have a master’s degree in an aspect of atmospheric sciences, physical sciences, chemistry, engineering, mathematics or a related field, and at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average in prior academic coursework.
Completion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is recommended.

V. Program Requirements


VI. Total Units (72 units)


VII. Notes


  1. If the Core courses or their equivalent were taken at the undergraduate level at UNR or another university, then other ATMS graduate level courses may be substituted with the approval of the graduate program director. Graduate-level course credits required for a Ph.D. degree should be fulfilled with ATMS and related interdisciplinary courses selected by the student and the graduate advisory committee to reach the student’s academic and research goals.
  2. Research and teaching assistantships are available on a competitive basis. Most students obtain financial support from one of these sources. Summer research positions also are available at the Desert Research Institute (DRI). These positions provide excellent research opportunities as well as income for students.