grad students

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ATOC has been fortunate to attract arguably the most outstanding graduate students in the field. Our students receive fellowships and nationally recognized awards each year. They provide excellent instruction to CU-Boulder’s undergraduates as teaching assistants. They make scientific advances while conducting innovative research. Our graduates go on to successful careers in many sectors including academia (e.g. recently to Penn State, University of Michigan, Virginia Tech, George Mason University, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, Yale), national research institutes (e.g. recently to NCAR, NREL, NOAA, NASA, Sandia National Lab), private industry (e.g. recently to Apple, General Electric, DigitalGlobe, Ball Aerospace, REsurety, Descartes Labs), and the military (e.g., recently to the Air Force).

The ATOC Faculty voted in January 2020 to remove the GRE requirement for graduate admissions. We do not require and will not consider General Record Examination (GRE) scores.  We also have a graduate application fee waiver for under-represented minority applicants and applicants with financial need (information here).  Additionally, graduate students have created an application mentorship program for those who would like more guidance with the application process. More information can be found here:

Answers to frequently asked questions regarding the program can be found here.