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.

All candidates for an advanced degree in Meteorology are expected to complete Mteor 542, 543, and 555. In addition, students without prior synoptic coursework must complete Mteor 511; other students must complete Mteor 507 or Agron 507. Students must also complete Mteor 504 (or Agron 504) or Mteor 605 or Agron 505.