Atmospheric Sciences Concentration - Master of Science in Environmental Studies
The M.S. program requires the completion of 30 credits, 9 in core courses, and 15 in elective courses listed below. Six credits may be achieved by completing a Masters Thesis. The thesis involves original laboratory or theoretical work, usually publishable in accredited and peer reviewed technical journals. With the Graduate Coordinator’s approval, the thesis work may be performed at home or at the student’s employment facilities. The thesis advisory committee will consist of a Principal Advisor who is the member of the EEAS faculty, and two members chosen from EEAS or associated UMass Lowell faculty. One member may be from outside the University, with the approval of the Graduate Coordinator. Students may elect to take additional courses instead of writing a thesis.
Most of the courses will be offered in the evening, usually from 6 to 9 PM, once per week. This enables working students to complete the course requirements while the student is employed. A maximum of 5 years is allowed for completion of the master’s degree, including the thesis.
85.501 Boundary Layer Meteorology
87.575 or 84.575 Physical Chemistry for Environmental Studies
18.527 or 19.550 Environmental Law and Policy
49.615 Environmental and Natural Resources Economics
85.502 Advanced Synoptic Meteorology
85.503 Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere
85.511 Solar Terrestrial Relations
85.515 Atmospheric Structure and Dynamics
85.523 Air Pollution Control
85.571 Air Pollution Phenomenology
85.673/19.617 Air Pollution Laboratory/Measurement of Airborne Contaminants
85.674 Air Quality Modeling
87.572 Energy and the Environment
92.550 Mathematical Modeling
98.613 Environmental Monitoring and Surveillance (Radionuclides)
For information on the Master's Program in Environmental Studies/Environmental Engineering, visit the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department.