Graduate Programs

The M.A. in Earth and Planetary Science program is under revision. For the most up to date information, contact Dr. Dennis Dawson, graduate coordinator, at dawsond@wcsu.edu or at 203 837-8671.  For general admissions information, you may contact the Graduate Studies office at 203 837-8243 or graduateadmissions@wcsu.edu

Master of Arts in Earth and Planetary Sciences program description
Master of Arts in Earth and Planetary Sciences program sheet


M.A. in Earth and Planetary Sciences: Astronomy/Astrophysics Concentration

Suggested Course Sequence for the Astronomy/Astrophysics Concentration

I.  Physics Core Courses 12 SH
  PHY 510 Thermodynamics 3 SH
  PHY 520 Scientific Methods 3 SH
  PHY 550 Special Topics in Earth & Planetary Sciences  3 SH
  PHY 590 Seminar in Earth and Planetary Sciences 3 SH
       Suggested Topics:  
    Solar-Terrestrial Connections  
    Planetary Remote Sensing  
    Solar System Dynamics  
 
II.  Earth and Planetary Sciences Courses 12 SH
  EPS 510 Physical Oceanography 3 SH
  EPS 530 Planetary Physics  3 SH
  EPS 540 Planetary Geology 3 SH
  PHY 599 Student Independent Study:  Astronomy 3 SH
 
III. Thesis or Education Course Requirements  
  EPS 592 Independent Thesis Research: Astronomy 6 SH
     

M.A. in Earth and Planetary Sciences: Meteorology/Climatology Concentration
Suggested Course Sequence for the Meteorology/Climatology Concentration

I.  Physics Core Courses 12 SH
  PHY 510 Thermodynamics 3 SH
  PHY 520 Scientific Methods 3 SH
  PHY 550 Special Topics in Earth & Planetary Sciences  3 SH
  PHY 590 Seminar in Earth and Planetary Sciences 3 SH
       Suggested Topics:  
    Air Pollution and Boundary Layer Meteorology  
    Climate, Atmospheric Radiation & the Earth's Energy Balance  
    Earth Dynamics: Air-Sea-Land Interaction  
 
II.  Earth and Planetary Sciences Courses 12 SH
  EPS 510 Physical Oceanography 3 SH
  EPS 521 Meteorology & Weather Systems 3 SH
  EPS 530 Planetary Physics  3 SH
  PHY 599 Student Independent Study: Meteorology 3 SH
 
III. Thesis or Education Course Requirements  
  EPS 592 Independent Thesis Research: Meteorology 6 SH
     

For the most up to date information, contact Dr. Dennis Dawson, graduate coordinator, at dawsond@wcsu.edu or at 203 837-8671.  For general admissions information, you may contact the Graduate Studies office at 203 837-8243 or graduateadmissions@wcsu.edu.  

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