Graduate Program

Graduate School Expo
The core of the graduate research program in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) at Purdue University is found in four broad scientific areas that are at the forefront of earth systems discovery and learning. 

EAPS offers graduate research programs leading to the Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees. We are a multidisciplinary department of the College of Science. Our research uses mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, statistics, and computer modeling to address some of the most challenging interdisciplinary questions about the past, present, and future state of the earth system. Many of our research programs include field work in the U.S. or abroad. Our department is equipped with state of the art computer and laboratory facilities for calculation, visualization, and experimentation. Our former students are now employed by major research institutions, liberal arts colleges, government agencies, and industry. 

Meet Our Alums

Beverly Barnhart
Current Position:
Energy Technology Steward,
U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency
B.S. Heidelberg College 1976
M.S. Purdue University, Atmos. Physics/Meteorology, 1979
M.S. National War College 2006
Paul Krishna
Current Position:
Environmental Programs Manager,
Exxon Mobil Corporation
B.S. Univ. of Delaware 1986
M.S. Purdue Univ, Geoscience 1988
Michael Sabones
Current Position:
Retired, Meteorologist-in-Charge, National Weather Service
B.S. Purdue Univ, Atmospheric Science 1973

Additional Information 

Future Graduate Students

Current Graduate Students