Climate Science MS
Fall, 2019: State Council on Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) has approved a Masters Degree in Climate Science. The program is accepting applications for Fall 2020.
Why an MS in Climate Science?
Earth’s climate is rapidly changing, creating huge challenges for human society. There is a growing demand for climate experts with advanced technical knowledge who can use the increasingly sophisticated Earth System models and increasingly complex data streams.
If you have a background in physical science, mathematics, engineering, or Earth science, Mason offers an MS degree in Climate Science to help you take your place as one of those experts.
Why Climate Science at Mason?
The Mason program is a unique and innovative Masters degree designed for a rapidly changing field.
The Climate Modeling Concentration will help prepare climate, weather, and Earth-system modelers to work at major U.S. modeling centers and academia. These graduates will support scientists performing day-to-day operational and research support tasks in initializing, running and diagnosing climate models.
The Climate Data Concentration is aimed at students who will work in organizations that apply the results of climate science. Although government data are often freely available, expert analysis and interpretation of those data are required to understand and respond to technical information about changing climate.
George Mason University is home to the Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Earth Science (AOES) and the Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies (COLA) , whose faculty and scientific staff include experts in climate modeling and data analysis and pioneers in the study of climate predictability. Graduates of the AOES Climate Dynamics Doctoral Program have gone on to labs such as Goddard Space Flight Center, Cal Tech’s Jet Propulsion Lab, NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Lab/Princeton University, and National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR); one alumna is an AOES faculty member.
For more information about climate graduate programs, contact: Barry Klinger (firstname.lastname@example.org).