Professional Track Masters in Atmospheric Sciences

This program is designed specifically for students who already have a Bachelor's degree and are interested in switching fields to meteorology.

The Professional Track Masters takes 9 months.

  • Students are responsible for their tuition.
  • A student completing this MS degree can have all the course requirements for membership to the American Meteorological Society and for employment by NOAA and the National Weather Service.


  • Georgia Tech requires a 2.7 GPA to be admitted into a graduate program. However, admission is on a competitive basis. Our recently admitted graduate students have had an average GPA of 3.3 and an average Quantitative GRE of 720, Analytical GRE 640 and Verbal GRE 510.
  • Students with a Bachelor of Science and/or Engineering generally have the background to pursue our MS degree. However, since not all students applying already have that background, the specific courses needed are:
    • 4 semesters of Calculus (Calc I, II, vector Calc, and Differential Equations)
    • 2 semesters of calculus based Physics
    • (optional but helpful) 1 semester Chemistry with Lab