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 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.

Core Courses

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

Elective Courses

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.