Applying to the Atmospheric Sciences doctoral program
We are actively recruiting new graduate students.
See Student Opportunities for more information
Applications are submitted through the Michigan Tech Graduate School's
application system (link provided below). Please note the following
requirements for Atmospheric Sciences applications. After your application has been submitted, please send an email to email@example.com
informing us of the submission, so that we may better track your application.
- Required: Statement of Purpose. (This is submitted as part of the on-line application procedure.)
A statement of your professional or career goals and your research and educational interests. Be sure to review the research interests of our faculty before writing this. It is helpful if you identify faculty with interests best aligning with your own. Optional: If you have research experience (undergrad or M.S.) or other relevant experience, be sure to describe it in your Statement of Purpose.
- Required: Three letters of reference. Letters should be submitted to the Graduate School as part of your application process, and you should use the Graduate School letter form. (Note that electronic submission of the letters is possible via HuskyHub, which you will have access to shortly after you have initiated the electronic application process through the Graduate School.) Select referees who know you well and who are familiar with the requirements of graduate school (for example, faculty members who advise graduate students). If you have conducted graduate or undergraduate research or independent projects, include your research advisor.
- Optional (but recommended): Evidence of writing ability.
If you have authored one or more refereed journal articles, you may submit those. Otherwise, you may submit one report on which
you were the sole author. These may only be submitted immediately after you have completed submission of your
application through the Graduate School. Submit by email to
- Required: Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general exam
(scores submitted directly to Michigan Tech).
- Required for applicants whose native language is not English:
TOEFL scores (scores submitted directly to Michigan Tech).
- Required: Bachelor's or Master's degree in the physical sciences or
- Required: Mathematics through ordinary differential equations.
Each application is reviewed by a committee of Atmospheric Sciences faculty members. In this review, we pay special attention to the
Statement of Purpose, reference letters, and (if provided) writing
samples. GRE scores, GPA and (if required) TOEFL scores are also
The following links provide detailed information on Michigan Tech's
graduate school requirements and application procedures.
Questions about the Atmospheric Sciences Program can be directed to Prof. Raymond Shaw, Director, Atmospheric Sciences Program, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions about the logistics of the application process should be directed to the Graduate School: http://www.mtu.edu/gradschool/administration/dean/ask/