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Broadcast Meteorology

University of Miami

Master
12 months
Duration
43890 USD/year
43890 USD/year
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About

The Broadcast Meteorology program at University of Miami integrates graduate coursework in broadcast journalism from UM’s School of Communications, with advanced courses in Meteorology at RSMAS.

Overview

Broadcast meteorology is a rapidly growing and evolving field and one of the largest sources of employment in the private sector of meteorology. This track option prepares student for both on-camera and behind-the-scenes careers in broadcast meteorology, as well as the opportunity to develop the knowledge and training necessary to enter the broader field of science journalism.

Students in the Broadcast Meteorology program at University of Miami receive hands-on training in UM’s state-of-the-art digital studio and learn the proper techniques involved in preparing and presenting a complete and professional weathercast. The UMTV studio is fully equipped to deliver professional, on-air graphics with real-time data feeds and visualization software from Weather Central. Students will learn to research, analyze, predict, and then graphically and verbally communicate local and national weather forecasts “on camera”. 

Students will also learn how to master breaking news, severe weather bulletins, ad-libbing, deadlines, teamwork, and other skills vital to a successful career in broadcasting. Students also participate in UM’s award-winning news broadcast “NewsVision”, which is aired daily on local cable channels to the university and the surrounding community. 

Mission

The M.P.S. in Broadcast Meteorology prepares student for both on-camera and behind-the-scenes careers in broadcast meteorology, as well as the opportunity to develop the knowledge and training necessary to enter the broader field of science journalism.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Atmospheric Science
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Weather Forecasting
  • News Technologies/Producing TV News
  • Broadcast Meteorology
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Climate and Society
  • General Circulation of the Atmosphere

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
Required

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online CollegeNet application
  • Transcripts from all institutions in which a degree(s) was awarded and a transcript evaluation (for non-U.S. academic institutions)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (for international applicants)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    43890 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43890 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    43890 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43890 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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