This program provides a broad foundation in Atmospheric
Science (Atm Sci) at the graduate level with an emphasis in atmospheric
dynamics, physics and remote sensing, as well as numerical weather prediction
(NWP) techniques. The program is designed to provide the graduate student with
critical thinking and technical capabilities in order to develop a scientifically
sound course of action to solve a problem plaguing operational units.
The program length is six quarters for full-time students, although an additional quarter of mathematics review may be added to the curriculum, when necessary. The first two quarters usually stress foundational atmospheric physics/dynamics and mathematics. During the remaining quarters, the student concentrates on applied and specialized courses and pursues research in an area of specialization.
Each student must complete an independent study/thesis and a number of courses in the area of specialization. Flexibility in the program is maintained to take full advantage of the varied backgrounds and abilities of the students. The specific courses in the curriculum vary depending on the specialization pursued and the requirements associated with the student’s assigned Air Force education code.
Emphasis is placed on applying basic physical principles together with current state-of-the-art computational and experimental techniques to address Air Force and DoD problems.
Degree: An undergraduate degree in Atmospheric Science or Meteorology.
Mathematics: Ordinary differential equations is required for all department M.S. degree programs.
GRE: 153V/148Q (within the last five years)
GPA Required: Overall – 3.0; Mathematics – 3.0; Major – 3.0
Waivers to the above criteria may be granted on a case-by-case basis. Therefore, individuals whose academic credentials fall below any of the above criteria are encouraged to apply and allow the department to perform an academic evaluation.
Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)
The PEOs of the Atmospheric Science program identify desired capabilities and anticipated activities of our graduates three years after graduation:
Program Outcomes (POs)
The POs of the Atmospheric Science program identify desired capabilities and anticipated activities of our graduates upon degree completion:
Degree Type: Master's
Delivery Method: In-Residence