Graduate Study in the AOS Program
The Program offers graduate study leading to a Ph.D. degree in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. An understanding of the complex behavior of the atmosphere and oceans requires a balanced effort in theoretical analysis, numerical modeling and analysis of observations. The AOS Program offers a full suite of courses in these areas as well as a wide range of research options.
Many GFDL scientists are active in the AOS program as faculty members. The AOS Program also benefits from its affiliation with the Geosciences department, which has a number of activities in chemical and biological oceanography, paleoceanography, and paleoclimatology, and offers a number of courses that may be of interest to AOS students.
The AOS program benefits from the research capabilities of the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which is located on the Forrestal Campus.
GFDL has a major in-house supercomputer facility, which students have direct access to for their research. Many GFDL scientists are active in the AOS program as lecturers with the rank of assistant through full professor.
The Geosciences department collaborates with GFDL to provide an academic program of courses and seminars including physical and chemical oceanography, paleoceanography, and paleoclimatology.
The deadline for completed applications is December 31st. Applicants will be notified of the results by the end of March.October: Last chance to take the GRE
December: Application Deadline
January: Application forms are evaluated by the AOS Graduate Committee
February: Decision is made by full AOS faculty and Graduate School Dean
March: Acceptance letters are mailed
March/April: Campus visits