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¿Qué aprenderé?

The Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences (AES) program offers graduate courses leading to the Master of Science degree in Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences with specializations in meteorology or environmental science, and the doctor of philosophy degree in Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences.

Meteorology Specialization

The meteorology specialization in the AES graduate program is designed to give students experience in atmospheric science-related research while developing a broad understanding of the factors influencing atmospheric phenomena, including solar and terrestrial radiation, fluid dynamics, mesoscale processes, regional climate processes, thermodynamics, microphysical and electrical processes in clouds, and atmospheric chemistry. Instruction is offered in the interpretation of conventional weather, satellite and radar data; observations collected by state-of-the art research instrumentation; and output from numerical models of atmospheric processes. Program requirements are specified below

Environmental Science Specialization

The environmental science specialization in the AES graduate program is designed to give students experience in environmental science research while learning about global environmental change, biogeochemistry, aquatic ecology, atmosphere biosphere interactions, hydrology, experimental design and analyses, and environmental modeling. Program requirements are specified below.

Thesis and Non-Thesis Options

The M.S. AES Program has both thesis and non-thesis options. The thesis option requires a total of 32 credit hours of which a minimum of 6 credit hours (but no more than 9 credit hours) of research credits reserved for completing a thesis. The non-thesis option requires 32 credit hours of which 3 credit hours are reserved for an M.S. research project.

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (32 )

Costos de estudio
US$14.730,00 por año
Fecha de inicio

Esperado Agosto 2022


Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology,

501 East Saint Joseph Street,


South Dakota,

57701, United States

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

Applicants who have completed the equivalent of a four-year bachelor's degree at a recognized institution in any other country must have an academic record equivalent to a 2.70 grade point average (A = 4.00) on their last two years of study for admission to a master's degree program. Other English Language Requirements accepted: 550 on the paper-based TOEFL; 213 on the computer-based TOEFL; 5.0 on the iTep Academic Plus Exam; C1 required on the Cambridge English Exam.

Para estudiantes internacionales

Students must have completed a secondary school with a minimum GPA of 2.75.

English Proficiency Requirements: TOEFL Internet-based test: 68 minimum score (Upper level score - 83), Computer Based Test – 190 minimum score (Upper level score – 220), Paper Based Test – 520 minimum score (Upper level score – 560); IELTS: 5.5 minimum score (Upper level score – 6.5), Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE): 47 minimum score (Upper level score – 56)

Puede haber diferentes requisitos de IELTS en función del curso elegido.


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