Doctorate Degrees in Atmospheric Sciences

Compare 3 PhD Programs in Atmospheric Sciences

After you earn a bachelor's or master's degree, you can pursue a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). A PhD is an advanced degree that generally requires a minimum of three years' study and is completed after a successful thesis or dissertation defense before a panel at your chosen school.

More specifically, what is a PhD in Atmospheric Sciences? Like many sciences, atmospheric science can be broken into theoretical and applied branches. If you want to focus on theory, some areas include atmospheric dynamics, climate dynamics, atmospheric convection and planetary boundary. Among the applied sciences are air pollution meteorology, mesoscale meteorology and radar meteorology. With a master's degree, you may complete this degree in as little as two years.

Some skills you can acquire while studying atmospheric sciences include attention to detail, computer troubleshooting and reading comprehension. Noticing details and understanding computer hardware and software can help you when technology doesn't work correctly. Reading comprehension is useful when understanding fine print or contractual agreements.

Since a PhD takes many years to complete, it is wise to budget your costs in advance. These costs vary between schools and include tuition, books, food and transportation. Some costs can be covered with a fellowship, scholarship or stipend.

When you look for a job with a PhD, you can opt for academia, research, industry or business. If you want to continue research in atmospheric science, you could seek employment at a lab or university. Research jobs include climatologist and research director. Applied jobs are often easier to find, such as meteorologist and climate laboratory director. An advanced degree is also useful to raise your position where you currently work.

For a degree in atmospheric sciences, you have many schools to choose from. Narrow your search by choosing a program focus and whether you prefer online options. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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PhD in Atmospheric Physics

National Central University
Campus Full time September 2019 Taiwan Hsinchu

The Institute of Atmospheric Physics is responsible for the graduate programs in atmospheric sciences. The Institute has both the master and the Ph.D. programs. Students in each program are enrolled separately through entrance exam of master or Ph.D. programs. [+]

The Institute of Atmospheric Physics is responsible for the graduate programs in atmospheric sciences. The Institute has both the master and the Ph.D. programs. Students in each program are enrolled separately through entrance exam of master or Ph.D. programs. For students studying toward the master degree, the goal of the Institute is to build up their research ability and to equip them with advanced knowledge and research tools in atmospheric sciences. Therefore, they are required to take at least 24 credits of advanced courses in atmospheric sciences. Furthermore, each student must complete, under the supervision of one of the institute’s faculty members, a master thesis in his/her special field. As for students toward the Ph.D. degree, developing their independent research ability is of primary concern. Therefore, Ph.D. students are only required to take 18 credits of courses but are required to, under the supervision of one or several Institute’s faculty members, conduct an original research in their interested fields.... [-]


PhD in Atmospheric Physics, Meteorology and Climatology

Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Campus Online & Campus Combined Full time 4 years October 2019 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The study program focuses on the physical nature of a wide range of atmospheric phenomena and processes, which, however, also have interdisciplinary application in atmospheric chemistry, oceanology, physical geography, environmental sciences, etc. It is a unique program at Charles University which provides a comprehensive view of the dynamic system of the Earth's atmosphere in a broad interdisciplinary context. Even within the Czech Republic, it is the only program offering education in of atmospheric physics, meteorology, and climatology. From a methodological point of view, a wide range of theoretical, experimental and computational physics applications are used interactively and complementarily. [+]

The study program focuses on the physical nature of a wide range of atmospheric phenomena and processes, which, however, also have interdisciplinary application in atmospheric chemistry, oceanology, physical geography, environmental sciences, etc. It is a unique program at Charles University which provides a comprehensive view of the dynamic system of the Earth's atmosphere in a broad interdisciplinary context. Even within the Czech Republic, it is the only program offering education in of atmospheric physics, meteorology, and climatology. From a methodological point of view, a wide range of theoretical, experimental and computational physics applications are used interactively and complementarily.... [-]


PhD in Atmospheric Environmental Science

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2019 Hong Kong

The PhD programme seeks to train students in original research in Atmospheric Environmental Science and to cultivate the independent and innovative thinking that is essential for a successful research career in environmental science. Students are required to attend and present seminars, undertake coursework and conduct thesis research. [+]

Offered by the Division of Environment and Suitability, the programmes are supported with the following research foci and state-of-the-art facilities. It aims to provide students with a deeper understanding of environmental science and related policies so as to help increase their abilities in tackling the environment and generating meaningful solutions.

Research Foci

The Division’s main areas of focus are:

Atmospheric science and air pollution Oceanic science and water pollution Climate change policy and adaptations Sustainability Healthy living environment

We also work at the points where these areas intersect, such as the scientific understanding of management strategies and policy formulations.... [-]