The Department of Atmospheric Sciences offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy. The Master of Science program is intended to serve those who are interested in continuing studies at the doctoral level as well as those seeking advanced knowledge for professional work in the atmospheric sciences in general. The Doctor of Philosophy program is intended to prepare students for leadership roles in academia, government, and private industry in the field of atmospheric science by enabling graduates to fill critical roles in leading research efforts, guiding science policy, educating future scientists, and creating opportunities in private industry.
Our vision is to offer premier atmospheric sciences graduate programs serving our students and the broader scientific community. In striving to achieve this distinction, the Department of Atmospheric Sciences maintains graduate programs that are socially relevant, serve as an advocate for graduate education campus-wide, provide resources that support graduate student research, and foster interdisciplinary programs. Within the context of the broader university community, the Department of Atmospheric Sciences serves to create an academic and intellectual climate that appreciates and respects diversity, values creativity, and supports the academic potential of each graduate student.