Graduate Studies

Dr. Paul Markowski talks about how he developed his passion for meteorology and more specifically, tornadoes.     

Our graduate degree programs encompass the full spectrum of atmospheric sciences including, but not limited to, climate, oceanography, clouds and cloud physics, atmospheric chemistry and dynamics, boundary layer and turbulence, weather risk management, as well as tropical, synoptic, and mesoscale meteorology.

Spring 2024 Important Dates



  • Monday, February 5
    • Last date for a spring 2024 graduate to upload a draft of the Master’s thesis or Doctoral dissertation to the eTD website for format review
  • Friday, February 23
    • Last date for a spring 2024 graduate to pass the final doctoral defense (department must return report to Graduate Enrollment Services immediately)


  • Sunday, March 3 – Saturday, March 9
    • Spring break (No Classes)
  • Monday, March 18
    • Last date for a spring 2024 graduate to upload final thesis or dissertation to the eTD website for final review
  • Monday, March 25
    • Last date for committee members to approve final Thesis/Dissertation


  • Friday, April 26
    • Classes End
    • Deadline for spring 2024 graduating students to submit a request for a letter of certification to Graduate Enrollment Services (12 p.m.)


  • Monday, April 29 – Friday, May 3
    • Final exams
  • Sunday, May 5
    • Graduate School spring commencement ceremony, Bryce Jordan Center (Masters) Pegula Arena (Doctoral), 4:30 p.m.


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