Peterson's Graduate Programs in the Physical Sciences contains a wealth of information on colleges and universities that offer graduate work in Astronomy and Astrophysics, Chemistry, Geosciences, Marine Sciences and Oceanography, Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences, and Physics. The institutions listed include those in the United States, Canada, and abroad that are accredited by U.S. accrediting bodies. Up-to-date information, collected through Peterson's Annual Survey of Graduate and Professional Institutions, provides valuable information on degree offerings, professional accreditation, jointly offered degrees, part-time and evening/weekend programs, postbaccalaureate distance degrees, faculty, students, degree requirements, entrance requirements, expenses, financial support, faculty research, and unit head and application contact information. As an added bonus, readers will find a helpful "See Close-Up" link to in-depth program descriptions written by some of these institutions. These Close-Ups offer detailed information about the physical sciences program, faculty members and their research, and links to the program or department's Web site. In addition, there are valuable articles on financial assistance and support at the graduate level and the graduate admissions process, with special advice for international and minority students. Another article discusses important facts about accreditation and provides a current list of accrediting agencies.
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Published May 1, 2011
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