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Atmospheric Sciences Courses

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The Department of Atmospheric Sciences offers graduate courses and research opportunities leading to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees.  Class sizes are small and offer easy and frequent interaction with the faculty. The graduate program has been carefully designed to provide students with a solid foundation in a broad spectrum of the atmospheric sciences while allowing students to specialize for their thesis research. Through these goals, the Department expects our graduates to contribute during their professional careers to a diverse range of issues that affect the public locally, nationally, and internationally.  

Graduate Core Courses

Graduate students entering the M.S. or Ph.D. programs must complete the core graduate course sequence during the first year of study.  The only exception to this policy is for Ph.D. students entering with an M.S. degree in atmospheric sciences or meteorology with an exceptional background in the atmospheric sciences (See Category D Admission Policy in the Graduate Student Guide for details).

Graduate Elective Courses

A wide variety of graduate elective courses are available for our students.

MS Timeline

PhD Timeline

Last Updated: 10/4/21