Environmental, Earth & Atmopsheric Sciences

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 p.m., 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.

Core Courses

ATMO.5010 Boundary Layer Meteorology
ENVI.575 or CHEM.575 Physical Chemistry for Environmental Studies
ENVE.527 or PUBH.550 Environmental Law and Policy
ECON.615 Environmental and Natural Resources Economics

Elective Courses

ATMO.5020 Advanced Synoptic Meteorology
ATMO.5030 Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere
ATMO.5110 Solar Terrestrial Relations
ATMO.5150 Atmospheric Structure and Dynamics
ATMO.5230 Air Pollution Control
ATMO.5710 Air Pollution Phenomenology
ATMO.6730/PUBH.6170 Air Pollution Laboratory/Measurement of Airborne Contaminants
ATMO.6740 Air Quality Modeling
ENVI.5720 Energy and the Environment
MATH.5500 Mathematical Modeling
RADI.6130 Environmental Monitoring and Surveillance (Radionuclides)

For information on the Master's Program in Environmental Studies/Environmental Engineering, visit the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department.