The Atmospheric Sciences Accelerated Masters Program (AMP) is designed for advanced current UA undergraduate students to complete both the Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and Master of Science degree in Atmospheric Sciences in a total of five years. The AMP is well suited for students who aim to gain research experience at the graduate level, and are interested in pursuing a career in atmospheric sciences. This program is currently open only to students doing a Bachelor of Science in Physics. This program is not open to students who have completed a Bachelor degree or an advanced degree from another institution.
AMP students focus on completing undergraduate-level courses during their first three years. By December of the junior year students must submit an online application to the AMP program. Upon acceptance to the Accelerated Masters Program, students continue to fulfill undergraduate requirements during the Spring of the junior year including the required AMP course "PHYS436a". Students then take a combination of undergraduate and graduate courses in the fourth year to complete their Bachelor of Science degree. During this time, the students also begin to develop their research ideas in preparation for graduate-level research. In the fifth and final year, students focus on graduate course work and their research-based thesis/manuscript in order to complete the requirements for the Master of Science degree.
The program is highly quantitative, it is required for applicants to have a strong background in physics and calculus.
Active research in the following areas:
Please upload the following required documents to the Department of Atmospheric Sciences online application system:
Required test(s): GRE
Minimum GRE Quantitative: 159
Minimum GRE Written: 4.5
Minimum TOEFL: 550 or 95
Minimum IELTS: 8
Attempt to support all students as Research or Teaching Assistants
Minimum credits: 33
*A 3.0 GPA in core courses is required to continue in the program
See following link for sample five-year plan, http://www.atmo.arizona.edu/index.php?section=grads&id=amp_pos
No minor is required to complete a master's of science in atmospheric sciences.