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Overview of Programs 

The Department of Atmospheric Sciences (ATMS) now offers both an online master’s degree and an online graduate-level certificate in Weather and Climate Risk and Data Analytics, designed to meet the demand for atmospheric scientists with post-graduate education in the:

  • computational analysis/analytics of weather and climate data using Python and R
  • implementation and use of predictive models for the weather-climate interface
  • assessment of weather- and climate-related risk

This particular skill set is different than, but complementary to that of traditional weather forecasting, and is particularly desirable in the private sector, which is the fastest-growing employment sector in the atmospheric sciences. The programs are fully online, which precludes the need for an extended absence from a current position and/or familial responsibilities, and otherwise maximizes learning flexibility.

Please visit the program website to learn more about the courses and curriculum, career opportunities, application details and more!  We look forward to learning more about your personal and professional goals, as well as helping you determine if the master's degree or certificate program is the right fit for you!


Program Contacts:

Faculty Program Coordinator (Online Certificate and M.S.): Dr. Alicia Klees

SESE Online Programs Coordinator: Heather Miller