Master of Science in Atmospheric Science (MSc)

Quick Facts

Degree
Master of Science
Subject
Science
Mode of delivery
On campus
Specialization
Atmospheric Science
Program Components
Coursework + Options
Faculty
Faculty of Science
 

Overview

We engage in fundamental research in atmospheric science, both independently and in cooperation with federal and provincial laboratories and other research groups around the world. The emphasis of the research is on studies of processes and developing physical understanding of the atmosphere. The research commonly involves field or laboratory measurement and observation; data analysis and interpretation; and numerical model construction, modification and validation.

 

Research Information

Research Focus

Areas of interest include atmospheric models for weather and climate prediction, air pollution studies, and other environmental areas.

Research Facilities

In 2012 the new Earth Sciences Building was completed. The $75 million facility was designed to inspire collaboration and creativity across disciplines.

Requirements

TOEFL (ibT) Overall Score Requirement

100
22
22
22
23

IELTS Overall Score Requirement

7.0
6.5
6.5
6.5
7.0

GRE required?

Optional

Prior degree requirements

MSc applicants must have a bachelor's degree in atmospheric science, physics, chemistry, mathematics/statistics, physical geography, physical oceanography, or environmental science/engineering.

Tuition / Program Costs

FeesCanadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / DiplomatInternational
Application Fee$102.00$165.00
Tuition *
Installments per year33
Tuition per installment$1,600.60$2,811.98
Tuition per year$4,801.80$8,435.94
Int. Tuition Award (ITA) per year (if eligible) $3,200.00 (-)
Other Fees and Costs
Student Fees (yearly)$923.38 (approx.)
Costs of living (yearly)starting at $16,884.10 (check cost calculator)
* Regular, full-time tuition. For on-leave, extension, continuing or part time (if applicable) fees see UBC Calendar.
All fees for the year are subject to adjustment and UBC reserves the right to change any fees without notice at any time, including tuition and student fees. In case of a discrepancy between this webpage and the UBC Calendar, the UBC Calendar entry will be held to be correct.

Statistical Data

Enrolment Data

 20162015201420132012
Applications1416201413
Offers23443
New registrations12433
Total enrolment491198

Completion Rates & Times

This program has a graduation rate of 88% based on 8 students admitted between 2006 - 2009. Based on 8 graduations between 2012 - 2015 the minimum time to completion is 2.33 years and the maximum time is 3.33 years with an average of 2.60 years of study. All calculations exclude leave times.
Disclaimer
Admissions data refer to all UBC Vancouver applications, offers, new registrants for each year, May to April [data updated: 12 July 2017]. Enrolment data are based on March 1 snapshots. Program completion data are only provided for datasets comprised of more than 4 individuals. Rates and times of completion depend on a number of variables (e.g. curriculum requirements, student funding), some of which may have changed in recent years for some programs [data updated: 8 April 2016].

Research Supervisors

This list shows faculty members with full supervisory privileges who are affiliated with this program. It is not a comprehensive list of all potential supervisors as faculty from other programs or faculty members without full supervisory privileges can request approvals to supervise graduate students in this program.

  • Allen, Susan Elizabeth (Geophysical Disaster Computational Fluid Dynamics Centre)
  • Austin, Philip (global climate; climate change; greenhouse effect; global warming; clouds; lightning; storms, Cloud physics, radiative properties of layer clouds, status cirrus formation, global climate, cloug aerosol feedbacks and climate)
  • Balmforth, Neil (Fluid mechanics, nonlinear dynamics and applied partial differential equations)
  • McKendry, Ian (Air pollution Climatology)
  • Pawlowicz, Richard (ocean physics, properties of seawater, geophysical fluid dynamics)
  • Radic, Valentina (Glaciology, Meteorology, Climate Science)
  • Stull, Roland (weather forecasting, meteorology, atmospheric sciences, green energy, wind power, hydro power, weather disasters, natural disasters, storms, forest-fire weather, avalanche weather, wind storms, numerical weather prediction, BC weather, Numerical weather prediction, geophysical disasters)
 
 

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