Prospective Graduate Students

Thank you for your interest in the M.S graduate degree program at the Department of Meteorology at San Jose State University !



The MS degree in Meteorology prepares the student for high-level professional responsibility, independent research, and continued graduate work in atmospheric science. Graduate level theoretical and applied meteorology courses and a substantial research project lead to the preparation of the master's thesis, the culmination of the MS course of study. There are also opportunities for financial support in the Department by working on specific research projects as part of your graduate program, or by various teaching assistantships.

Although one of the smaller departments at SJSU, the Department of Meteorology has one of the most active research programs on campus. The meteorology faculty has a wide range of expertise and supports a broad range of research activity. These include

  • Weather Analysis and Forecasting
  • Urban Meteorology and Air Pollution
  • Atmospheres of Other Planets
  • Global Climate Change
  • Tropical Meteorology
  • Radar and Satellite Remote Sensing
  • Cloud and Aerosol Physics
  • Mesoscale Modeling and Measurements
  • Atmospheric Dynamics
  • Meteorological Data Processing
  • Data Communications
  • Data Acquisition and Data Display

Our MS graduates find employment in forecasting, consulting and media, or continue for the Ph.D. degree at top universities throughout the country. Department alumni include top scientists and forecasters in The National Atmospheric and Oceanographic Administration, United States Air Force, United States Navy, NASA, various state and federal air pollution agencies, the aerospace industry and aviation operations. Our alumni also include university professors, high school and community college teachers, TV forecasters, meteorologists in the wind power, electric, gas and oil industries, science writers, and consultants for legal cases, air pollution problems and building design.

For specific information on how to apply to the San Jose State University Graduate Program, including deadlines, required supporting documentation, and information for international students, please visit the Graduate Studies website.

To find out details about the MS Degree program and requirements in the Department of Meteorology, please visit our Graduate Advising page. 

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