Interested in our MS program?

Thanks for your interest in our graduate program! Students entering our MS program have a strong record of success. In recent years, alumni have gone on to PhD programs at schools including Harvard, Stanford, the University of Washington, and Colorado State University. Others have gone into the burgeoning private sector, as well as into teaching and industry. Our faculty have a wide range of specialties, allowing students access to many fields of meteorological study for their thesis work. These include: tropical meteorology, fire weather, boundary layer processes, remote sensing, weather analysis and forecasting, global climate change, and atmospheres of other planets. Some research assistantships may be available for qualified students; details are given below.

Admission for Fall 2016 - application deadline:

  • January 15, 2016 for admission and consideration for assistantship from departmental sources of funding.
  • April 1, 2016 for applicants not seeking assistantships. All documents must be received by April 20.

Application procedure:

 1)  For admission to SJSU and our program:

•  Application is made directly to SJSU through the CSUmentor system.

Details are given on the Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations (GAPE) website.

We urge you to keep an electronic copy of the statement on the application form, and send it to the department separately.

•  All required materials (e.g., original transcripts, and GRE & TOEFL scores) MUST be sent directly to GAPE. See the GAPE website for the mailing address.

•  Your application will not be processed until ALL required material has been received. International applicants should note carefully the extra documents they are required to submit.

•  Once your documents have been received and verified by GAPE, and assuming you meet the minimum requirements outlined on the GAPE website, your application is forwarded to the department Graduate Committee for consideration.

•  Please note that we DO require the GRE (although some campus websites may not say this).

 2)  To apply for financial assistance from the department:

•  Application for financial assistance is separate from application to SJSU.

•  To apply for financial assistance, please submit the required documents (listed below) to:

Professor Craig Clements
Graduate Advisor
Department of Meteorology and Climate Science
San Jose State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0104

•  For consideration, please submit: (i) your transcript(s) - copies OK; (ii) a copy of your statement in your application; (iii) your CV. You should also arrange for THREE letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the address above.

San Jose State University Department of Meteorology, Duncan Hall 620
Phone: 408.924.5200 Email: