12 months
1110 USD/credit 33300 USD/year
1110 USD/credit 33300 USD/year
479 USD/credit 14370 USD/year
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The Florida State University is one of eleven universities supported by the state of Florida. It is also one of the three state universities assigned primary responsibilities for graduate education and research. Apply now for this Meteorology program.


Florida State University has the largest and most complete meteorology program in the southeastern United States, with 16 faculty members and approximately 90 graduate students and 200 undergraduate students. International students are drawn to both the undergraduate and graduate programs.

Learning outcomes

Meteorology graduate students are candidates for both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Qualified students with a baccalaureate degree in meteorology or with a broad background in physics and mathematics can be admitted to the graduate program. Many incoming graduate students do not have prior training in meteorology. Complementary graduate degree programs are offered in the areas of Applied Mathematics, Physical Oceanography, and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics. Other strong supporting course work is found in the departments of Computer Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biological Science, and Statistics.


Graduates of the department at the B.S. and M.S. levels hold positions in areas such as the National Weather Service, television weathercasting, and private consulting firms, including airlines and investment firms. A number of doctoral graduates hold faculty positions at other universities, and many have leading research roles in such groups as the National Hurricane Research Division at the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory; the National Severe Storms Laboratory in Oklahoma; the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado; the NASA Goddard and Marshall Space Flight Centers; and the National Environment Satellite Data Information Service.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Advanced Topics in Hydrodynamics
  • Advanced Dynamic Meteorology 
  • Large-Scale Atmospheric Circulations
  • Satellite Observations and Their Applications in Numerical Weather Prediction
  • Dynamical Weather Prediction
  • Advanced Topics in Dynamical Meteorology
  • Fluid Dynamics: Geophysical Applications
  • Fundamentals of Atmospheric Data Assimilation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

To complete the process in the Office of Admissions, applicants must submit the following:

  • An official transcript from each college or university attended.
  • Official nationally standardized graduate admission test scores.
  • The residency form, if applicable.
  • Submit official English Proficiency Test Scores if your native language is not English.
  • Determine if the major/program of interest has a different application deadline and/or additional major/program criteria, e.g., research interests, letters of recommendation, personal statement, interviews/portfolios/auditions, or other factors specified by the program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1110 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    33300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1110 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    14370 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 479 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Tallahassee

955 - 1345 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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