Meteorology, Master of Science in Meteorology

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Minimum Total Hours (Thesis): 30

Minimum Total Hours (Non-Thesis): 32

Program Code: M685

Required Courses

Thesis Option

Required Courses (must be completed with a B grade or better)
METR 5004Fundamentals of Atmospheric Science4
METR 5113Advanced Atmospheric Dynamics I3
METR 5413Advanced Synoptic Meteorology3
METR 6970Seminar (minimum 1 hour; may be repeated for up to 4 hours)1-4
Thesis
METR 5980Research for Master's Thesis4
Meteorology Electives (must be completed with a B grade or better)
Choose 6 hours of coursework in consultation with advisor and committee 16
Electives
Choose 9 hours from the following:9
Additional METR courses
Graduate-level courses from other departments
Independent Study (6 hours maximum)
Total Credit Hours30

Non-Thesis Option

Required Courses (must be completed with a B grade or better)
METR 5004Fundamentals of Atmospheric Science4
METR 5113Advanced Atmospheric Dynamics I3
METR 5413Advanced Synoptic Meteorology3
METR 6970Seminar (minimum 1 hour; may be repeated for up to 4 hours)1-4
Meteorology Electives (must be completed with a B grade or better)
Choose 9 hours of coursework in consultation with advisor and committee 19
Electives
Choose 12 hours from the following:12
Additional METR courses
Graduate-level courses from other departments
Independent Study (6 hours maximum)
Total Credit Hours32

General Requirements for all Master's Degrees

The master’s degree requires the equivalent of at least two semesters of satisfactory graduate work and additional work as may be prescribed for the degree.

All coursework applied to the master’s degree must carry graduate credit.

Master’s degree programs which require a thesis consist of at least 30 credit hours. All non-thesis master’s degree programs require at least 32 credit hours.

Credit transferred from other institutions must meet specific criteria and is subject to certain limitations.

Courses completed through correspondence study may not be applied to the master’s degree.

To qualify for a graduate degree, students must achieve an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the degree program coursework and in all resident graduate coursework attempted. A student must also have at least a 3.0 in all coursework (including undergraduate coursework if any).

Additional information for master's degree students may be found in the Graduate College Bulletin.