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The M.S. degree in Geosciences with a concentration in Applied Meteorology is designed for individuals with meteorological, environmental or hazards-related careers worldwide. The program was developed in consultation with representatives from the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research; the Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education and Training; the National Weather Service and the Caribbean Weather Service.

Program highlights:

  • This 12-course, 36-credit hour program includes specialized courses in meteorology, climatology, GIS and hazards.
  • The program is reputable, accredited and flexible.
  • This program is affiliated with the American Meteorology Society.
What are some potential careers?

There are a variety of careers that open up to persons with this degree including meteorologist, atmospheric scientist, weather forecaster, research scientist, hydrologist and climatologist.

Who should pursue this degree?

If you have a bachelor’s degree in a science field and a passion for clouds, thunderstorms, snow blizzards and other weather conditions, then consider working toward an M.S. in meteorology.

"I chose to pursue my master's degree at Mississippi State mostly because I wanted to feel at home just like I did during my undergrad. The teachers have been more than willing to go above and beyond in helping me, and I am getting a better education now because of it."

Rebeca Velazquez, Midland, MI

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