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Atmospheric & Environmental Sciences PhD

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
4 years
Doctorate / PhD
Scholarships available
On campus
Rapid City
English

Program description

Atmospheric & Environmental Sciences PhD

The atmospheric and environmental sciences (AES) program links expertise in atmospheric sciences, biogeochemistry, geology, and hydrology to address regional and local issues that may also be nationally or globally significant. AES includes the atmospheric sciences, geology and geological engineering, and civil and environmental engineering departments on campus.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the ;university website for more information.

Tuition fees

2021-2022 Graduate Tuition and Fees

South Dakota Resident

  • Campus Courses Per Credit: $473.30
  • Graduate Assistant Per Credit: $314.00
  • Distance courses Per Credit: 470.45
  • Campus Courses Annual: $8,520
  • Graduate Assistant Annual: $5,652
  • Distance courses Annual: $8,468

Non-Resident

  • Campus Courses Per Credit: $814.65
  • Graduate Assistant Per Credit: $347.90
  • Distance courses Per Credit: $649.30
  • Campus Courses Annual: $14,664
  • Graduate Assistant: Annual $6,262
  • Distance courses: Annual $11,687

Qualification

  • Students demonstrate a broad understanding of general scientific knowledge in physics, chemistry, and the geosciences.
  • Students can utilize tools available for measuring, monitoring, visualizing, modeling, and analyzing environmental systems.
  • Students demonstrate specialized, advanced knowledge in atmospheric and/or environmental studies.
  • Students work effectively with teams to identify and develop solutions to problems requiring multidisciplinary approaches.
  • Students achieve familiarity with scientific literature in their area of specialization, including an understanding of the main issues and advances under development.
  • Students demonstrate a scholarly understanding of the milestones and of the key contributors whose work marks the progression of knowledge in their area of focus.
  • Students can frame a fundamental research problem and develop a technically sound research plan to address it.
  • Students can communicate effectively in written standard scientific English.
  • Students can communicate effectively in oral presentations.
  • Students can identify weaknesses of written and oral presentations, and provide tactful, constructive criticism.
  • Students demonstrate intellectual honesty when working with data and ideas. They understand the concepts of attribution and plagiarism, as well as the differences between opinion, consensus, hypothesis, theory, and fact.
  • Students have made an original contribution to science or engineering.
  • Students can define the scope of their contribution and defend the methodology employed based on an understanding of the underlying fundamental concepts.
  • Students demonstrate critical thinking skills: to sift through vast quantities of information, to assimilate knowledge and to identify errors, and to develop logical plans to solve problems.
  • Students demonstrate good work habits, including setting short-term and long-term goals, evaluating their own progress, organizing critical information, and meeting deadlines. Students must be able to discern critical from non-essential tasks and organize their time effectively.

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South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology was founded in 1885 to provide instruction in the region’s primary industry, which was mining. And now it includes so much more. Over the years, South Dakota Mines evolved into a leading science...


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South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

501 E Saint Joseph Street
57701 Rapid City South Dakota
United States of America

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www.sdsmt.edu

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