Doctor of Philosophy with a Major in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

In the doctoral program at the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, students are engaged primarily in original, independent research that culminates in the doctoral dissertation. In this School, students can specialize in atmospheric chemistry, aerosols, and clouds; dynamics of weather and climate; geochemistry; geophysics; oceanography; paleoclimate; planetary science; and remote sensing . With approval of the School's faculty, multidisciplinary programs of study are also permitted. In each area of specialization, doctoral students are required to complete a faculty-approved set of core courses and a comprehensive examination. Students are also required to complete nine semester hours of coursework in an academic minor.