Atmospheric Sciences M.S. (Ithaca)

Field of Study

Atmospheric Science

Program Description

Atmospheric science concerns the study of processes in the atmosphere, from the planetary boundary layer to the ionosphere. Applications relate to the analysis and prediction of weather and climate. For more information, please see our information page

Contact Information

Phone: 607 254-8737

2102 Snee Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY  14853

Concentrations by Subject

  • atmospheric science


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Application Requirements and Deadlines

Application Deadlines:

Fall, Jan. 1

(Atmospheric Science is not accepting applications for Spring 2024 admission.)

Requirements Summary:

Learning Outcomes

Make a contribution to scholarship within one of the sub-disciplines within atmospheric sciences

Learn advanced research skills

  • Synthesize existing knowledge, identifying and accessing appropriate resources and other sources of relevant information, and critically analyzing and evaluating their own findings and those of others
  • Apply existing research methodologies, techniques, and technical skills
  • Develop both qualitative and quantitative skills
  • Communicate in a style appropriate to the discipline

Demonstrate commitment to advancing the values of scholarship

  • Keep abreast of current advances within one’s field and related areas
  • Show commitment to personal professional development through engagement in professional societies and other knowledge transfer modes
  • Show a commitment to creating an environment that supports learning—through teaching, collaborative inquiry, mentoring, organization of community learning experiences, or demonstration

Demonstrate professional skills

  • Adhere to ethical standards in the practice of atmospheric sciences
  • Listen, give, and receive feedback effectively