Applicants to the doctoral program in climate dynamics should have demonstrated high aptitude for quantitative reasoning, mathematics, and physical science. The applicant should have an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution, with a GPA of at least 3.000 in undergraduate work and a combined GRE score of at least 301 (quantitative plus verbal) or 1100 on the old scoring system. The GRE requirement for admission will be waived if the student holds a master’s degree from a U.S. institution. TOEFL scores are also required for all foreign applicants. The TOEFL requirement is a score of at least 575 (paper based exam), 230 (computer-based exam), or 88 (internet based exam; score for each individual section must be at least 20). View application instructions on the Mason Admissions Application webpage. It would be helpful if those who intend to apply to Climate Dynamics also inform Barry Klinger, AOES Graduate Coordinator.
Admission Target Dates
Applications may be accepted after these general deadlines, but prospects for financial aid are best for applications received by the deadlines. Financial aid is available for more students applying for Fall semester than for Spring. Fall Admission: Students requesting financial assistance in the form of a Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA) for Fall admission should submit applications by December 31 the previous year (e.g., 12/31/2014 for Fall 2015 admission). Spring Admission: Applications for Spring admission should be received by November 1 of the preceding year (e.g. 11/1/2014 for Spring 2015 admission). We recommend that full-time students start the program in the Fall rather than the Spring. For further information, please contact the Barry Klinger, AOES Graduate Coordinator.