Atmospheric Science (M.S.)


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

Master of Science (M.S.) in Atmospheric Science

Areas of Study

  • Aerosol science
  • Air quality
  • Atmospheric chemistry
  • Atmospheric radiation
  • Atmospheric transport processes
  • Climate change
  • Climate dynamics
  • Climate futures and sustainability
  • Climate and societal 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 cyclones

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.

Student Employment

Graduate students interested in employment positions (GTA, GRA, GSA appointments and hourly positions) should contact their advisor and their departmental graduate coordinator for the process to apply.

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