Graduates in Meteorology have a good comprehension of basic principles, a capacity for critical and independent thought and an ability to comunicate effectively with scientific colleagues. They have an appropriate breadth in their understanding of meteorology with a suitable specialization specialization. Graduates are able to undertake thorough research and explain the results in a scientifically reasonable fashion.

Student are expected to complete MTEOR 542 (Physical Meteorology) and MTEOR 543 (Advanced Dynamic Meteorology I). In addition, students should take at least 4 courses from the list of graduate Meteorology electives or from outside the department according to the students’ professional goals and interests. Students without prior synoptic meteorology course work must complete MTEOR 511 and may substitute these credits in place of other elective courses.


  1. Demonstrate comprehensive understanding of scholarly literature in the area of study.
  2. Form testable hypotheses and articulate research objectives that, when met, will lead to significant contributions to the field of study.
  3. Conduct qualitative and/or quantitative research via appropriate acquisition, analysis, and reporting of data.
  4. Interpret research results appropriately, integrating them into the existing knowledge in the discipline.
  5. Clearly and accurately communicate research findings orally and in writing, and often through the use images (tables, figures, and other forms of imagery) and electronic or other forms of media.