How to Apply to the Graduate Program

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To apply to our M.S. (or Ph.D. program*) in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences:

Visit the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Graduate College application web site. Requirements for applying are listed on the Graduate College website. All materials are submitted electronically through that website.

*Please note that applicants without an M.S. must enroll as M.S. students. 


MS and PhD Fall Application Submission: January 5

MS and PhD Spring Application Submission: October 15

MS and PhD Summer Applications are not accepted


Application fee

Academic statement of purpose

Personal statement

Three letters of reference