Degrees Offered: Ph.D., M.Sc.
S. Allen, I. McKendry, R. Pawlowicz, R. Stull.
W. Hsieh, D. Steyn
Programs leading to the M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science are offered under joint sponsorship of the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences and the Department of Geography. Students supervised by Soil Science professors in Atmospheric Science also have the option to work toward the Atmospheric Science graduate degrees. Areas of graduate research are:
Students admitted to the Ph.D. degree program normally possess a master's degree in an area of science or applied science, with clear evidence of research ability or potential. Transfer from the M.Sc. to the Ph.D. program is permitted under Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies regulations.
The Ph.D. consists of either EOSC 571 or GEOB 500, independent study, a spring review at the end of the first year, a comprehensive examination (oral and written components) during the second year, and research leading to a written dissertation that is defended in an oral final examination.
Additional coursework may be selected in consultation with the student's supervisory committee.
Students admitted to the M.Sc. program normally possess a bachelor's degree in an area of science or applied science and must meet the general admission requirements for master's degree programs set by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
Co-op M.Sc. students must also have identified in advance an employer who will pay a salary during the Co-op work terms, and must satisfy eligibility requirements set by the Science Co-op Office.
The three M.Sc. program options are:
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