MS Program

Applicants must meet UWM Graduate School requirements to be considered for admission to the program. Entering graduate students should have a general background in both mathematics and physics; given the intrinsic multi-disciplinary nature of the atmospheric sciences, no specific undergraduate course work is required. However, applicants should have an adequate mathematical background that includes at least three semesters of calculus as well as ordinary differential equations.

The minimum degree requirement is 30 graduate credits, 12 of which are from Atm Sci courses at the 700-level or above, 6 of which are from approved graduate elective courses, 6 of which are from the Atm Sci 500/700 Statistical Methods in Atmospheric Sciences sequence, and 6 of which are from Atm Sci 990 (Master’s Thesis). Students must have a major professor to supervise their studies and direct them in completing thesis research. An acceptable thesis represents an original contribution to knowledge in the atmospheric sciences. Successful oral defense of the thesis upon its completion is required for graduation.

Graduate Grievance Procedures

Federal law and UWM policy require programs and departments to have procedures for graduate students to appeal academic decisions such as grades or scholastic standing. These procedures ensure the protection of students’ rights. These pages serve as a reference on procedures for graduate student academic appeals.