Program Requirements

The applicable requirements will be those in effect during that academic year when the student first registered in the Program, unless stated otherwise in this Handbook or by the Program Director.

All RSMAS courses are listed on the GSO website. All courses taken by students should be approved by their advisors. Students are recommended to consult with their advisors and the ATM Program Director regarding their choices of courses. Deviations from the requirements must be approved by the advisor and the ATM Program Director.

ATM students follow one of two concentrations: Physical Sciences or Chemical Sciences

Physical Sciences Concentration

The ATM M.S. degree requires 30 total credits. 1
Core Courses9
Introduction to Atmospheric Science *
Physical Sciences Concentration
Students concentrating on Physical Sciences are required to take the following courses:
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics I
General Circulation of the Atmosphere
Electives 215
Thesis Research6
Master Thesis
Additional Requirements
Research Ethics
Comprehensive Examination 3
ATM Seminar 4
Seminar in Atmospheric Sciences
Total Credit Hours30
 

Chemical Sciences Concentration 

The ATM M.S. degree requires 30 total credits. 1
Core Courses6
Introduction to Atmospheric Science *
Chemical Sciences Concentration
Students concentrating on Chemical Sciences are required to take the following course:
Atmospheric Chemistry
Electives 218
Thesis Research 6
Master Thesis
Additional Requirements
Research Ethics
Comprehensive Examination 3
ATM Seminar 4
Seminar in Atmospheric Sciences
Total Credit Hours30