Atmospheric Science, M.Sc. | Cornell University | Ithaca, United States
12 months
20444 USD/year
20444 USD/year
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These are exciting times in atmospheric sciences. It's a time of rapid growth, increased public awareness, and social relevance for our field. The Atmospheric Science program at the Cornell University, include the disciplines of meteorology and climatology, which apply mathematics and the basic physical sciences to understand a very complex natural system.


The scope of the field ranges from the small space and time scales of turbulent phenomena, through the diagnosis and prediction of weather events in meteorology, to continental and global scale climate change processes. 

Cornell University's graduate program in Atmospheric Science is a relatively small, high quality program.  Faculty members do not advise large numbers of graduate students, and this provides students with the opportunity to work closely with their advisor. This individual attention is combined with the advantages of a large and diverse research university, and the beautiful, livable environment of Ithaca.  

We welcome applications from students with various backgrounds, such as physics, chemistry, engineering, geological sciences, and mathematics, in addition to the atmospheric sciences. Each of these backgrounds can be appropriate for an advanced degree in atmospheric science, but all applicants should have a solid undergraduate-level background in physics and mathematics. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Make a contribution to scholarship within one of the sub-disciplines in the atmospheric sciences
  • Learn advanced research skills
  • Demonstrate commitment to advancing the values of scholarship

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • All graduate degree programs in the Graduate Field of Atmospheric Science are individualized to suit students' interests, backgrounds, and goals.  
  • Students must, however, satisfy certain university and Field requirements, either through prior work at another institution or through work at Cornell.  
  • Each student works closely with a Major Professor and a graduate Special Committee.  
  • This group of faculty members determines the degree requirements consistent with each student's individual training and academic goals.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • all Graduate School Requirements, including the TOEFL Exam or IELTS Academic Exam for non-native English applicants
  • two recommendations
  • GRE scores are no longer required

Tuition Fee

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    20444 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 20444 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Ithaca

1128 - 2460 USD /month
Living costs

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