M.Sc. On Campus

Atmospheric Science

University at Albany

12 months
23100 USD/year
23100 USD/year
11310 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Impact the way society copes and adapts to climate change with advanced knowledge of climate systems and processes that govern the atmosphere with the Atmospheric Science program of University at Albany. Participate in field research that exposes you to tactical application of skills like how to measure atmospheric conditions that predict future weather patterns.


The Atmospheric Science program of University at Albany can build the foundation for a robust career in the public or private sector in areas like meteorology, education or climate analysis.

Program of Study

With a focus on research, you will study with faculty who specialize in atmospheric dynamics, physics, and chemistry, or climate science. 

Through coursework, you will develop broad knowledge of the physical processes that govern our atmosphere and oceans. With guided research, you will specialize in synoptic, tropical, and mesoscale meteorology (extreme weather), atmospheric chemistry and physics (active gases and particles), or climate and environmental systems (climate prediction), culminating in your master’s thesis.

Career Outcomes

With an MS in Atmospheric Science degree, you will be fully equipped to pursue a career that involves research, forecasting or education. Potential job titles include:

  • Meteorologist
  • Science teacher
  • Insurance consultant
  • Agriculture analyst
  • Laboratory technician
  • Scientific instrument engineer
  • Earth data support scientist
  • Catastrophe analyst
  • Science writer

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Atmospheric Dynamics
  • Synoptic-Dynamic Meteorology 
  • Tropical Meteorology 
  • Large-scale Dynamics of the Tropics 
  • Basic Concepts of Atmospheric Transfer Processes

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official GRE score
  • Statement of goals

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    23100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11550 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    23100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11550 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11310 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5655 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Albany

1010 - 1570 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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