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Does your job demand specific training in broadcast and operational meteorology, yet you cannot return to college? If so, join more than 350 others who have enrolled in the Broadcast and Operational Meteorology Program online at Mississippi State. The program provides a wide variety of meteorology courses and is designed for individuals working as broadcast meteorologists who need additional formal education in meteorology.

Program highlights:

  • Same faculty as main campus courses
  • Can be completed fully online
  • One-third of television broadcast meteorologists were trained through MSU
  • Established in 1987
What are some potential careers?

Potential careers include broadcast meteorologist, private weather consultant, newspaper reporter, educator and military or National Weather Service personnel, among others.

Who should pursue this degree?

While the vast majority of our students are television or radio weathercasters, we do have many who are in other fields. Newspaper reporters, educators, military personnel, National Weather Service employees and private sector meteorologists, as well as general hobbyists, are enrolled. While designed to complement weather training received in the military, military meteorological training is not a requirement for the program. This degree is for you if you’re seeking to further develop skills in operational, applied meteorology.

“I grew up enthralled by the weather. As a child, I would pretend to be a meteorologist at the Houston Museum of Natural Science – one of the local news affiliates had a weather exhibit there. I had to put my dream on hold, but it's been lifted. Traditional schooling was not going to happen for me, but online schooling did. A well-known, traditional university offering a well-respected meteorology program? Yes! I highly recommend it to anyone who is willing to work hard for an excellent education. Thank you, Mississippi State!”

Vanessa Kathryn Richard, Houston, TX

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