Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Technology, Master of Professional Studies (M.P.S.)

Non-thesis only: 30 credits  

Course Title Credits
Core Requirements
Select two out the following three certificate programs:24
Computational Methods in Atmospheric and Oceanic Science:
Statistical Methods in Meteorology and Oceanography
Analysis Methods in Atmospheric and Oceanic Science
Select two additional courses approved by advisor
General Atmospheric and Oceanic Science:
Atmospheric Thermodynamics
Dynamics of the Atmosphere and Ocean I
Dynamics of the Atmosphere and Ocean
Dynamics of the Atmosphere and Oceans II
Atmospheric and Oceanic Climate
Physical Oceanography
Air Quality Science and Technology:
Synoptic Meteorology I
Remote Sensing of Surface Climate
Atmospheric Chemistry
Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate
Select two courses from the remaining certificate program6
Total Credits30

Master of Professional Studies (MPAO) The Master of Professional Studies in Atmospheric and Oceanic Science is designed for meteorologists, oceanographers and environmental scientists who need cutting-edge skills and knowledge in atmospheric and oceanic science, in the computational methods used in our field, and in air quality science. The Director of Professional Studies will advise students in planning his or her course of study, and will provide career advice and The degree is earned by successful completion of ten 3-credit courses. Students must complete two out of the following three Certificate programs, each of which consists of four courses, plus two courses from the remaining Certificate Program. The MPAO program is designed with the needs of working professionals in mind, and can be completed on a part-time basis over no more than 5 years, or on a full-time basis in 1 year and one semester.