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Atmospheric Physics

Program Description

The graduate program in Atmospheric Physics provides students with a broad background in the atmospheric sciences, with further concentration on issues of atmospheric radiation and satellite remote sensing as they apply to the study of atmospheric physics, dynamics and global climate change.

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Degrees Offered:



Solid-State Physics
Optics Research
Atmospheric Physics

Department:  Physics

Part-Time or Full-Time:  Full-Time, Part-time

Online or On Campus:  On Campus

Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s

Admissions Requirements

GRE General Test required
GRE Physics Advanced Test (may be waived)
Undergraduate major in physics or chemistry, or in engineering or mathematics with significant coursework in physics

Term of Admission: Fall and Spring

Domestic Application Deadlines: June 1 (January 1 for those seeking a graduate assistantship) and November 1

International Application Deadlines: January 1 and September 1

Contact Us

Main Contact Info:  410-455-2513 (UMBC)

Graduate Program Director:

Zhibo Zhang, 410-455-2764,


Laszlo Takacs, 410-455-2524,

Graduate Program Coordinator:

Jennifer Salmi, 410-455-2513,

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