MASTER OF SCIENCE (METEOROLOGY)

1. Objectives of the Program

The M.S. (Meteorology) Program aims to provide students with adequate education in meteorology that will prepare them for scientific careers in government, academic and research institution. The program envisions to fill the need for highly qualified meteorologist in the country.

2. Admission into the Program

Admission into the M.S. (Meteorology) Program requires a Bachelor of Science degree from a recognized institution of higher learning. Applicants must have sound background in physics and mathematics and must posses a higher degree of intellectual capacity for graduate study. Other applicable admission requirements are the same as those listed in the College of Science Guidelines for Graduate Programs.

3. General Requirements for the M.S. Degree

3.1 Thesis Option

To qualify for M.S. (Meteorology) under the Thesis Option, a student must (a) complete a minimum of twenty-four (24) units of formal graduate courses consisting of 18 units of core courses and at least 6 units of elective or specialization courses (b) maintain a cumulative weighted average grade of “2.0” or better in his graduate courses at the end of each academic year (c) complete one (1) unit of graduate seminar course (d) successfully defend a Master’s Thesis in master’s examination and (e) submit at least six (6) bound and certified copies of the approved Master’s Thesis.

3.2 Non-Thesis Option

Under this option, a student must (a) complete a minimum if thirty-three (33) units of formal graduate courses consisting of eighteen (18) units of core courses and at least fifteen (15) units of elective or specialization courses; (b) maintain a cumulative weighted average grade of “2.0” or better in his graduate courses at the end of each academic year; (c) complete one (1) unit of graduate seminar course; (d) pass the preliminary examination ; and (e) pass the qualifying examination.

4. Core Courses

  • Meteor 201: Synoptic Meteorology (3 units)
  • Meteor 202: Synoptic Meteorology Practicum (3 units)
  • Meteor 210: Geophysical Fluid Dynamics (3 units)
  • Meteor 213: Climatology (3 units)
  • Meteor 221: Physical Meteorology (3 units)
  • Meteor 232: Dynamic Meteorology (3 units)