McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
845 Sherbrooke Street West
Montréal, QC
Canada H3A 2T5

Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Description The Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences offers courses and research opportunities in atmospheric sciences and physical oceanography leading to the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees. Research programs borrow from fundamental fields such as mathematics, statistics, physics, chemistry, and computing to address a broad range of topics relating to weather and climate. Examples include atmospheric chemistry, climate dynamics, cloud and precipitation physics, dynamical oceanography and meteorology, geophysical turbulence, numerical modelling, numerical weather prediction, ocean carbon budgets, and sea ice dynamics, as well as synoptic, mesoscale, and radar and satellite meteorology.
Website: Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Thesis Based? Yes
Cost per year:

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Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 213] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]
  • Graduate Record Examination
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
A Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) score on the General Aptitude Test is required by all students who have completed their undergraduate degrees outside Canada. Applicants must arrange for two letters, preferably from professors or professional employers familiar with their work, to be sent directly to the Department. The letters must be on letterhead, dated and bear original signatures. On the day of your GRE test, you will be asked to provide the following institution and department codes, in order, for your official score reports to be sent to our Department: Institution code: 0935 Department code: 0501 Students registered in the MSc program who perform especially well may be considered for a transfer to the PhD program before the completion of their MSc program.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: July 23, 2015