Atmospheric Science Master of Science Degree Program

General Sequence

  1. A minimum of 30 credits in graduate courses (500 level or above) is required for the master's degree;
  2. Atmospheric science (18 credits, minimum):
    1. A minimum of four courses chosen from those listed here.  Courses must be chosen from at least two of the following three areas: Dynamic Meteorology (Atm 509, 510, 511, 521, 523, and 562), Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (Atm 504, 507, 514, 515,
      524, 528, 534, and 546), and Climate and Environmental Systems (Atm 506, 508, 517, 522, 535, 550, 552, and 566);
    2. Six credits of Atm 699 leading to an acceptable master's thesis;
  3. Supporting courses (0-12 credits): Courses in other fields, as advised;
  4. Satisfactory completion of a major field examination in atmospheric science.
  5. Ancillary Duties: In addition to the completion of course requirements, satisfactory performance in some ancillary teaching, research, or practicum duties contributing to academic development is required, whether or not the student receives financial support from this institution. These duties will be assigned with educational objectives in mind.