University of Wisconsin–Madison

Our Academic Programs

Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

849 Atmospheric, Oceanic & Space Science Building
1225 W Dayton St
Madison WI 53706
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Phone: 608-262-2827
Fax: 608-262-0166
Email: aosgrad@aos.wisc.edu

Face-to-Face Evening/weekend1 Online2 Hybrid3 Accelerated4 Add'l assistantship and/or enrollment policy5
Admitting Degree(s):
Ph.D.
M.S.

About the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program

We are one of the leading departments in the field of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences with strong graduate and undergraduate programs which are nationally recognized. Our graduates are active in research labs and universities around the world. Our faculty specializes in: climate systems, including the ocean; satellite and remote sensing; and weather systems, including synoptic-dynamic meteorology. We pursue research with a combination of theory, modeling and diagnostic studies.

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Additional Policy

Credits applied toward an undergraduate degree at UW-Madison cannot be applied toward the graduate degree.

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1 These programs are offered in an evening and/or weekend format to accommodate working schedules. Enjoy the advantages of on-campus courses and personal connections, while keeping your day job. For more information about the meeting schedule of a specific program, contact the program.

2 These programs are offered primarily online. Many available online programs can be completed almost entirely online with all online programs offering at least 50 percent or more of the program work online. Some online programs have an on-campus component that is often designed to accommodate working schedules. Take advantage of the convenience of online learning while participating in a rich, interactive learning environment. For more information about the online nature of a specific program, contact the program.

3 These programs have innovative curricula that combine on-campus and online formats. Most hybrid programs are completed on-campus with a partial or completely online semester. For more information about the hybrid schedule of a specific program, contact the program.

4 These on-campus programs are offered in an accelerated format that allows you to complete your program in a condensed time-frame. Enjoy the advantages of on-campus courses with minimal disruption to your career. For more information about the accelerated nature of a specific program, contact the program.

5 Students in most on-campus graduate programs are eligible for assistantships. Please look carefully at the additional policies listed above for more information about the specific assistantship and enrollment policies for the program. Contact the program with any questions.