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.5750 or CHEM.5750 Physical Chemistry for Environmental Studies
  • PUBH.5500 Environmental Law and Policy
  • ECON.6150 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.