Master of Science (MS) in Atmospheric Science


The department of Atmospheric Science is top-rated and focuses on graduate education, cutting-edge research, and public service.

Master of Science (MS) in Atmospheric Science

Areas of Study

  • Aerosol science
  • Air quality
  • Atmospheric chemistry
  • Atmospheric radiation
  • Atmospheric transport processes
  • Climate change
  • Climate dynamics
  • Cloud dynamics
  • Cloud and precipitation physics
  • Cumulus convection and cloud dynamics
  • General circulation modeling
  • Global scale circulations
  • Global and regional climatology
  • Mesoscale meteorology
  • Mesoscale modeling
  • Physical oceanography
  • Radar meteorology
  • Radiation theory
  • Remote sensing
  • Satellite meteorology
  • Theoretical and dynamic meteorology
  • Tropical meteorology and tropical cyclone

Next Steps


Coursework, credit requirements, and more information is available in the Colorado State University general catalog. Please contact your department representative with program-related questions.

Financial Aid

Application Deadline Dates

Department Deadlines

  • Fall – Applications accepted year-round, students are encouraged to apply by January 1.
  • Spring – Applications accepted year-round, rare consideration for students starting in spring terms.