The Department of Atmospheric Sciences is pleased to offer a new online, non-thesis Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Weather and Climate Risk and Data Analytics to serve remotely located learners and working professionals who are unable to attend an on-campus graduate program. Students typically complete this program in approximately two to three years, while maintaining their professional and personal obligations.
Through the Online Master’s Degree in Weather and Climate Risk and Data Analytics Program, students already working in the atmospheric sciences and related fields, or those already engaged in preparing for a career in these fields, can earn a terminal degree specifically focused on the tools and knowledge needed to assess weather and climate risk, and conduct rigorous analysis of weather and climate data.
The skills gained through our program are different than, but complementary to skills used in traditional weather forecasting. The comprehensive toolkit students build in our program is particularly desirable for careers in the private sector, which is the fastest-growing employment sector in the atmospheric sciences field. This program also provides an opportunity for students who completed their B.S. degree a while ago to update their skills and potentially advance in their field.
A master’s degree is often required to advance within the profession in such industries. This program is especially designed for students who work full-time, or who otherwise have busy schedules or need extra flexibility, so they can pursue a master’s degree while still maintaining personal and professional obligations.