Graduate Studies

Dr. Paul Markowski talks about how he developed his passion for meteorology and more specifically, tornadoes.     

Our graduate degree programs encompass the full spectrum of atmospheric sciences including, but not limited to, climate, oceanography, clouds and cloud physics, atmospheric chemistry and dynamics, boundary layer and turbulence, weather risk management, as well as tropical, synoptic, and mesoscale meteorology.

Fall 2023 Deadlines: 


  •  Monday, September 4
    • Labor Day (No Classes)


  • Monday, October 2
    • Last date for a fall 2023 graduate to upload a draft of the master's thesis or doctoral dissertation to the ETD website for format review.
  • Monday, October 9
    • Last date for a fall 2023 graduate to pass the final doctoral defense(department must return report to Graduate Enrollment Services immediately)


  • Friday, November 3
    • Last date for a fall  2023 graduate to upload a final thesis or dissertation to the eTD website
  • Friday, November 10
    • Last date for committee members to approve final thesis/dissertation
  • Sunday, November 19 - Saturday, November 26
    • Thanksgiving holiday (no classes)


  • Friday, December 8
    • Deadline for fall 2023 graduating students to submit a request  for a letter of certification to Graduate Enrollment Services (12:00 p.m.)
    • Classes end
  • Monday, December 11 - Friday, December 15
    • Final exams
  • Saturday, December 16


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