Graduate Degree Programs (Masters and Ph.D)

Atmospheric Sciences

Miami is the perfect place to experience and investigate the tropical atmosphere in a changing climate. With an expanding faculty and curriculum, now is an ideal opportunity to begin your education in the Atmospheric Sciences (ATM) graduate program at the Rosenstiel School.

The ATM program is designed to prepare students with the tools, training, and education necessary to tackle critical research problems in the atmospheric sciences today. Our faculty are experts in a wide range of research areas, including tropical meteorology, climate dynamics, cloud and aerosol processes, and atmospheric chemistry. Their expertise and guidance and our world-class facilities prepare our students for successful careers in the atmospheric sciences and related fields.

Degrees Offered

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
  • Master of Science (M.S.)
  • Master of Professional Science (M.P.S.) with tracks in Broadcast Meteorology; Computational Meteorology and Oceanography; Weather, Climate, and Society; and Weather Forecasting


The most competitive ATM applicants have a strong foundation in the physical sciences and a bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in physics, mathematics, chemistry, meteorology, atmospheric science, or other related sciences. Applicants must take the GRE, and those whose first language is not English must pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of at least 550. A background in scientific programming is preferred though not required.

Funding Opportunities

The majority of Ph.D. students are supported as Graduate Research Assistants during their tenure (typically 5 years). You can find more information on stipends, tuition, and health insurance here. Students are also encouraged to apply for national fellowships. Additionally, students can apply or be nominated for University of Miami and Rosenstiel School fellowships and awards.


Dr. Elliot Atlas
Graduate Program Director, Atmospheric Sciences