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What will I learn?

Land and atmospheric science (LAAS) is a science-based interdisciplinary program focused on the fundamentals of Earth system processes related to land and atmosphere and their coupled interactions. Students have the option to develop a program based on one of the more traditional areas in atmospheric science or soil science or to design their own interdisciplinary course of study bridging the two disciplines. The Land and atmospheric science graduate program has no formal tracks or emphasis areas, but instead allows students to design a curriculum that addresses their interests within the scope of the program. This multidisciplinary program encompasses aspects of chemistry, physics, biology, atmospheric sciences, and geology.

Which department am I in?

College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences

Study options

Full Time (50 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$28,452.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected January, September 2022

Venue

College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences

277 Coffey Hall,

1420 Eckles Avenue,

ST PAUL,

Minnesota,

55108, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in the U.S. or a comparable degree from an officially recognized college or university outside the U.S. may apply for graduate admission. In general, most graduate programs prefer an undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher for admission. Other English Language Requirements:  MELAB score of 80.

For international students

The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.20.

Applicants to the LAAS PhD program are expected to have an MS degree or equivalent in a related field of science.

English Language Proficiency Requirements: TOEFL iBT – 79; IELTS Academic – 6.5; MELAB – 80; Pearson Test of Academic English (PTE Academic) – 59; Cambridge Assessment English (CAE) C1 Advanced – 180.

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About University of Minnesota

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