Course Requirements for an MS in Meteorology

Students must take at least 34 credits, distributed as follows:

22 required meteorology credits:

Meteo 520 (Geophysical Fluid Dynamics) (3 credits; fall semester)

Meteo 521 (Dynamic Meteorology and Applications) (3 credits; spring semester)

Meteo 531 (Atmospheric Moist Thermodynamics) (3 credits; fall semester)

Meteo 533 (Cloud Physics) (3 credits; spring semester)

Meteo 500-level course electives (6 credits)

Meteo 591 (1 credit; first fall semester)

Meteo 590 (1 credit/semester, minimum 2 credits)

Meteo 580 (Communication of Meteorological Research) (1 credit; first spring or second fall semester)

Thesis option:

METEO or RELATED DISCIPLINE 400- or 500-level course electives (6 credits)

METEO 600 (6 credits)

MASTERS THESIS DEFENSE - PUBLIC PRESENTATION MASTERS THESIS

(At least three signatures, including adviser and Head/Associate Head for the Graduate Program)

Paper option:

METEO or RELATED DISCIPLINE 400- or 500-level course electives (6 credits)

METEO 400- or 500-level course electives (6 credits)

MASTERS RESEARCH PAPER PRESENTATION - PUBLIC PRESENTATION MASTERS RESEARCH PAPER (At least three signatures, including adviser and Head/Associate Head for the Graduate Program)

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A suggestion for typical course sequencing for the different options are given in Table 4. These may be adjusted for individual students in consultation with the advisor.

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