PhD Programs in Climatology

For many subjects, an advanced academic degree is known as a Doctor of Philosophy, or PhD. It is considered the highest course of study obtainable from a university or college and can take five or more years of intensive study to earn. What is a PhD in Climatology? A Doctor of Philosophy in Climatology program is generally the study of climate, environmental effects, and how regional and global cl… Read more

For many subjects, an advanced academic degree is known as a Doctor of Philosophy, or PhD. It is considered the highest course of study obtainable from a university or college and can take five or more years of intensive study to earn.

What is a PhD in Climatology? A Doctor of Philosophy in Climatology program is generally the study of climate, environmental effects, and how regional and global climates have changed. Students may choose to focus their studies on long-term weather patterns, impacts of climate on society, or infrastructure and climate. Courses that students may consider often include microclimatology, meteorology, thermodynamic changes, and atmosphere analysis. Other classes for consideration may include pressure systems, solar radiation, and climate classifications.

Students working toward a doctorate in climatology often develop business skills that can advance their careers, such as organization, communication, and analysis. They may also find personal growth as they develop skills including innovation and an appreciation of nature.

Program costs often differ between schools for Doctor of Philosophy in Climatology programs. Students may obtain information on costs by contacting their chosen university and requesting details about enrollment charges.

Graduates with a doctorate in climatology may find they have worldwide sources of employment. Some examples of potential employers include the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Earth System Research Laboratory, the Global Atmosphere Watch, the Climate Prediction Center, and the Global Climate Observing System. Additionally, almost every country, nation, and large city has an early-warning organization that often employs doctoral graduates to help predict disastrous events. Graduates may also choose from careers in television as an on-air personality or a behind-the-scenes researcher. For those willing to travel, governments may hire expert managers for sites at remote climate-research locations around the globe.

You can find doctoral programs in climatology around the globe at a variety of universities. Begin your studies with a 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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Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Prague, Czech Republic

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 ... +

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
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
4 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online