Atmospheric Sciences M.S.

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Admission Requirements

Complete the following admission requirements:

Admission to the Department of Atmospheric Sciences generally requires a degree in a scientific discipline, one year of calculus-based physics, math through differential equations, and one semester of chemistry. Since atmospheric science is a highly interdisciplinary field, incoming students' backgrounds vary considerably. Thus, acceptance into the program is made on a case-by-case basis.

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Minimum Requirements for Atmospheric Sciences M.S.: 30 credits

General University Requirements
Complete the graduate general university requirements.
Master’s Degree Requirements
Complete the master's degree requirements.
Atmospheric Sciences Program Requirements
Complete four of the following basic courses in atmospheric sciences:12
Introduction to Atmospheric Sciences
Atmospheric Radiation
Cloud Physics
Atmospheric Dynamics
Atmospheric Dynamics II: Climate Dynamics
Complete one Thesis or Non-thesis option listed below18
Total Credits30


Thesis Option

Complete the following:
ATM F699Thesis6-12
Approved F600-Level Courses6-12
Total Credits18

Non-thesis Option A

Complete the following:
ATM F698Non-thesis Research/Project3
ATM F600-Level Course6
Approved F600-Level Courses9
Total Credits18

Non-thesis Option B

Complete the following:
ATM F698Non-thesis Research/Project6
ATM F600-Level Course6
Approved F600-Level Courses6
Total Credits18