The Meteorology and Atmospheric Science program at Pennsylvania State University develops and integrates approaches based on observational, computational and analytical techniques, and seeks to advance both fundamental understanding and predictive skill.
The major interests of the faculty and graduate students include (1) mesoscale- and synoptic- scale weather systems; (2) climate and earth system dynamics; (3) atmospheric physics including radiative transfer and cloud physics; (4) atmospheric chemistry, air quality and the earth's biogeochemical cycles; (5) atmospheric turbulence, boundary layers, land-atmosphere interactions, ocean-atmosphere interactions, and ocean-ice-atmosphere interactions; (6) geophysical fluid dynamics, (7) physical oceanography, and (8) climate and weather risk. Methodological approaches include numerical modeling, data assimilation, atmospheric remote sensing, field observations, atmospheric data analysis, and laboratory studies.
- Graduates will acquire and demonstrate mastery of knowledge within a core disciplinary area of the atmospheric sciences while demonstrating familiarity with other topics within the atmospheric sciences outside of the core area.
- Graduates will develop analytical and methodological skills necessary to apply knowledge of the atmospheric sciences to the solution of an unanswered problem within the discipline.
- Graduates will disseminate results of investigation via a logically, clearly written master’s thesis, and via articulate, effective presentations.
- Graduates will demonstrate the ability to collaborate in a collegial and ethical manner with other professionals within their field or with diverse scientific backgrounds.
- Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
- Dynamic Meteorology
- Atmospheric Turbulence
- Physical Oceanography
- Climate System Dynamics
- Chemistry of the Atmosphere
- Cloud Physics
- Radiative Transfer
- The Atmospheric Boundary Layer
- Climate System Dynamics
- Communication of Research in Atmospheric Science
- Development and Ethics in the Atmospheric Sciences
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesGeography Climate Studies & Meteorology Environmental Sciences View 62 other Masters in Climate Studies & Meteorology in United States
- The program is open to all students with a baccalaureate degree and a strong interest in the atmospheric sciences.
- A degree in science (including, but not limited to, meteorology or atmospheric science), mathematics, or engineering provides a particularly good background.
- Scores from the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) are required for the evaluation of all applicants.
- Most students admitted to the graduate program have undergraduate grade-point averages of 3.50 or higher.
- Three recommendations are solicited from persons familiar with the student's academic competence, and the student is required to write a letter summarizing interests and goals.
- All international students required to take the English proficiency test must take the American English Oral Communicative Proficiency Test (AEOCPT) upon first enrollment.
International39248 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 39248 USD per year during 12 months.
National23082 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23082 USD per year during 12 months.
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